Very few had heard of Rwanda until 800,000 people were dead. And right now in Burma, the Rohingya people are being massacred —they’re even beheading tiny children. Shockingly, the army behind the killing is supported by countries like Britain, Germany and India — let’s demand they drop support for these brutal troops to help end the slaughter!
Very few had heard of Rwanda, until 800,000 people were dead. And right now in Burma, the Rohingya community is being hunted down by rampaging bands of soldiers hellbent on murder.
It’s sickening. They’re even beheading tiny children.
But here’s the craziest thing — the military behind this massacre is supported by countries like Britain, Germany and India!
Burma’s generals have spent years building these alliances. Let’s demand our governments end their support until the slaughter is stopped — when our call is huge we’ll take out ads in media at a major global summit in a few days!
Governments around the world have engaged with Burma’s military — hoping to prevent massacres like we’re seeing right now. It’s clear that policy has failed, but they have massive leverage by breaking ties with these butchers!
The Rohingya are a poverty-stricken community who are denied citizenship in Burma, and have been persecuted for years because of their darker skin and different religion. Some have taken up arms and attacked security forces. But this is all out ethnic cleansing — the worst crisis the Rohingya have ever faced. Sign now and share everywhere!
We’ve helped the Rohingya before — when thousands fled a previous crackdown and were stranded at sea, our global community donated to support rescue missions to save them. Now they need us again — more than ever. Let’s rise to their call and make sure this isn’t another Rwanda.
Bert, Rewan, Ana Sofia, Danny, Ricken and the entire Avaaz team
Rohingya: “Even a baby was not spared by the military” (Al Jazeera)
UN reports “devastating cruelty” against Rohingya (UN)
Rohingya crisis: UN sees ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar (BBC)
Burma: Rohingya children ‘beheaded and burned alive’ as refugees continue to flood into Bangladesh to escape violence (The Independent)
It’s time for the U.S. to pressure Burma on human rights — once again (Washington Post)