Situation of the Rohingya People

Situation of the Rohingya People

Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined six other Nobel Peace Laureates in 2015 saying "What Rohingyas are facing is a textbook case of genocide in which an entire indigenous community is being systematically wiped out by the Burmese government.”

Each day the world is becoming more aware of the  situation in Myanmar. In the last six weeks, more than 582,000 Rohingya according to the United Nations, have fled the country.  Rohingyas are indigenous people of Myanmar living in their ancestral lands but the UN considers them one of the most persecuted minority in the world.

Imam Malik Mujahid, chair of the Burma Task Force USA, which is a coalition of 18 national and regional American Muslim organizations, hosted a Charter call to learn about the current situation of the Rohingya people.  Imam Malik has visited the area and documented over 70 testimonies by  survivors. Imam Malik presented the current refugee situation, as well as the background of Rohingyas.  He addressed what efforts are being made to save lives and what each of us on the call can do.  The webinar took place on Wednesday, November 8, at 8 am Pacific Time.

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