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Rohingya: Where are Saudis & USA?
By:Umid Begum, Kanpur
Date: Monday, 2 October 2017, 4:42 pm


More Than Half A Million Rohingyas Fled Myanmar In A Single Month

Death Toll Rises After Boat Carrying Rohingya Refugees Capsizes

Modi government blocks Rohingya refugees entering India

President Erdoğan of Turkey urged the international community to take action and stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

He said Turkey would continue to support the Rohingya. Erdoğan pressed the world leaders gathered at the 72nd UN General Assembly to do more to help Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims.
Erdoğan urges world leaders to aid Rohingya Muslims
Rohingyas: Where are the Saudis?

Deep division, No action

What they said at UNSC meeting

Fear of epidemic disaster as disease stalks Rohingya camps

Dr. Muhhamad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, on Rohingya Genocide
Dr. Muhhamad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, on Rohingya Genocide
History of Rohingya People

Early history

The Rohingya population is concentrated in the historical region of Arakan, an old coastal country of Southeast Asia. It is not clear who were the original settlers of Arakan. Burmese nationalist claims that the Rakhine inhabited Arakan since 3000 BCE are not supported by any archaeological evidence. By the 4th century, Arakan became one of the earliest Indianized kingdoms in Southeast Asia. The first Arakanese state flourished in Dhanyawadi. Power then shifted to the city of Waithali. Sanskrit inscriptions in the region indicate that the founders of the first Arakanese states were Indian. Arakan was ruled by the Chandra dynasty.[87] The British historian Daniel George Edward Hall stated that "The Burmese do not seem to have settled in Arakan until possibly as late as the tenth century AD. Hence earlier dynasties are thought to have been Indian, ruling over a population similar to that of Bengal. All the capitals known to history have been in the north near modern Akyab".[88] Read more:

History of Rohingya People Video in Urdu Language


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Department of State, 2201 C Street NW
Washington DC 20520
Twitter: @State_Dept
Main Switchboard 202-647-2663

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
King Charles Street London SW1A 2AH
Twitter: @BorisJohnson
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Canadian Foreign Minister
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland MP:
Phone: 613-996-5789
Twitter: @MinCanadaFA and @cafreeland.
Global Affairs Facebook: click here.

UN Human Rights Council
Tel: +41 22 917 9220.
Email: civilsociety@ohchr.org
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Twitter: click here.

Scot Marciel, US Ambassador to Burma
Call: (95)- (9)-512-4330,
Twitter: @USEmbassyBurma, and @scot_a_marciel
Facebook: click here.


Call on the Burmese military to end its operation
Send the US ambassador in Burma to the Rohingya areas
Ask Bangladesh to accept refugees
Bangladesh must allow all Rohingya full access to humanitarian agencies on their own soil.


Your social media (particularly Facebook & Twitter accounts) to motivate other people.
Print media and write Letter to the Editor.

The Rohingya are an indigenous people living in their ancestral lands. The Rohingya are one of the most persecuted people on the planet. No people should be stateless. Instead of facing deportation, the Rohingya must have their rights fully recognized and restored, both as refugees and as citizens of Burma.