Friday, May 2, 2014

Suffering of the Rohingya - a message from Tom Andrews of United to End Genocide

Here is a message below from Mr Tom Andrews:

Dear Habib,

I stood by the side of a one-and-a-half-year-old child suffering from pneumonia in the middle of her treatment with only two days of medication left. Her mother was told to return to the Doctors Without Borders clinic to check on her condition and receive additional care and medicine.

The decision of the Burmese government to shut down Doctors Without Borders and other humanitarian aid groups helping the Rohingya ethnic minority makes this no longer possible.

As the child coughed, her mother told me that her little girl had blood in her stool and been suffering from fever. The family is at a loss as to what to do. Sadly, this is the new face of ethnic cleansing in Burma.

Make an emergency donation to support our efforts to stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.

I just travelled to temporary camps of Rohingya driven from their homes in Sittwe – housing over 90,000 men, women and children. I met young and old. I listened to their stories and took their photos so I could share with the world what is happening right now.

An increasingly toxic mix of hatred and intolerance is threatening the Rohingya.

Fearful for their lives, few within Burma are willing to speak out against the campaigns of hate unleashed against the Rohingya. That’s why we need you to help us keep fighting to stop it.

We’ve taken some critical steps – we’ve gotten the media’s attention, released a ground-breaking report, introduced legislation to protect the Rohingya and have sent thousands of letters demanding action to President Obama. But we have more to do.

With your support, we can return to Burma and document the impact of closure of life-saving medical clinics, organize local human rights advocates to speak out for the Rohingya and mount a strong campaign to pressure the United States and the international community to act immediately to bring an end to the killing in Burma.

Will you stand on the side of the Rohingya and all those under attack in Burma? Please donate $35.00 – or whatever you can afford – to help us increase our life-saving efforts.


President, United to End Genocide

P.S. We cannot turn our backs on the latest assault by the government of Burma on the most persecuted and neglected people in the world. Please stand with them and make your special gift today.
ABOUT UNITED TO END GENOCIDE We are United to End Genocide, the largest activist organization in America dedicated to preventing and ending genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. We are faith leaders, students, artists, investors and genocide survivors, and all those who believe we must fulfill the promise the world made following the Holocaust — "Never Again!"

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