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Rohingya people in Myanmar: what to do about it

Myanmar’s security forces have recently unleashed a campaign of violence against the Rohingya people after years of persecution. More than 150,000 Rohingya people have been forced to flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the past two weeks alone.

Hundreds have reportedly been killed by Myanmar security forces and villages have been burnt to the ground. A United Nations report
earlier this year described mass killings and gang rapes of the Rohingya people by security forces.

Sign Amnesty International‘s petition now to call for an end to the campaign of violence against the Rohingya people and for humanitarian aid agencies, the UN, independent journalists and human rights monitors to be granted free access to Rakhine state.

Our partners at Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are providing emergency aid to Rohingya people in Bangladesh. You can donate to them here.

You can also help Amnesty apply pressure on the Myanmar authorities by urging the Commander-in-Chief of the country’s army to put an end to human rights abuses and to allow access for humanitarian aid. Tweet at him now:

.@SGMinAungHlaing Shocking human rights violations by security forces in northern #Rakhine must end immediately. http://bit.ly/2gByLtV  

.@SGMinAungHlaing It’s time to allow unrestricted humanitarian access to all people in all areas of #Rakhine State. http://bit.ly/2gByLtV