More than 600,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military ethnic cleansing operation in Buddhist majority Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The Rohingya Muslims are being subject to genocide and displacement forcing them to flee Burmese military atrocities committed in Rohingya in Rakhine state.
The refugee camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar are overcrowded, and aid agencies are struggling to supply food and essential items. U.N. agencies warned that children and women are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition, gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive-health problems.
U.N. Secretary General António Guterres said that the situation has spiraled into the world’s “fastest developing refugee emergency, and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.”
We also call the International community to recognize that Aung San Suu Kyi should not be given any recognition as a political dissident and her to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize, for failing to act to stop mass killings and displacements of Rohingya Muslims.
Please call and write and demand the following:
* United States must join China’s call today for a ceasefire in Myanmar’s Rakhine State so that Rohingya Muslim refugees can return from Bangladesh, proposing a three-stage approach to the crisis as diplomats from 51 mostly Asian and European countries gathered in Myanmar.
* Demand the Myanmar government put an immediate stop to all military-and-mob-led violence targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority.
* Demand the Myanmar government permit United Nation’s investigators to inspect affected Rohingya areas in Myanmar.
* Ensure that governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh enable the free flow of emergency relief aid to Rohingya Muslims.
* Contact the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson [phone: 202-647-2663]
* U.S. Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel [phone: (95)-(1) 536-509]
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