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Violence is escalating in Myanmar
By:Shaikh Mohommad, Kabul
Date: Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:33 pm

Violence is escalating in Myanmar, we cannot be silent View email online
Act now - stop the violence in Myanmar

In the last two weeks nearly 300,000 Rohingya, a Muslim minority group, have had to flee their homes in Myanmar to nearby Bangladesh.

Now reports are flooding in of killings by the Myanmar security forces, as satellite images suggest that entire villages have been burned down.

Will you join us in standing up for the Rohingya people and demand the Myanmar military stop this vicious campaign of violence?
Yes – Add my voice

Thousands of people – mostly Rohingya – are also believed to be stranded in the mountains of northern Rakhine State of Myanmar. They are being denied basic aid because NGOs and humanitarian organisations are not being allowed access to the area.

This isn’t the first time Myanmar security forces have abused Rohingyas – in the last year, they have tortured, raped, arrested and disappeared many of them, and destroyed their homes and property.

These recent attacks mark a dangerous escalation in an already volatile area – please act now to stop this deadly violence.
I’ll stand with the Rohingya people

Together, we will not let the Myanmar military and security forces continue this vicious campaign of violence against the Rohingya people.

Thank you,

Kristyan Benedict

Campaigns Manager – Crisis and Tactical

Amnesty International UK