EMERGENCY ROHINGYA ACTION PLAN

On the 25th of August 2017, the Burmese military launched a massive offensive against the Rohingya population of Rauthedaung, Bauthidaung and Maungdaw townships of Rakhine State. To date (September 3rd) an estimated 4,000 men, women and children have been killed. More than 65,000 Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh as refugees with a further 20,000 currently stuck in No Mans Land between Burma and Bangladesh with Burmese military still attacking them.  Hundreds of homes have been burned to ashes, reports of children being beheaded by Burmese military men have emerged and the Government of Burma are relenting in their openly genocidal approach to the Rohingya.

Restless Beings have been working for and with the Rohingya community for almost a decade now and without doubt, the current situation is the darkest times the Rohingya community have ever faced.  We call on the Burmese Government to immediately stop the military campaign and to unequivocally allow immediate aid access for those who have been caught up in the violence. We also call on other world Governments to call out the openly genocidal military campaign that Burma has been leading for what it is, particularly the SAARC countries, ASEAN countries and regional powerhouses China and India.

It has always been a practice of Restless Beings to work alongside and in partnership with other passionate and likeminded organisations, but now more than ever before, it is imperative that we come together to make a greater impact and to find peaceful and lasting solutions.  As such, we will launch action plans weekly until the offensive has ceased and until the Burmese Government can take responsibility for the ethnic cleansing it has carried out.

ACTION 1 – Human Rights Organisations and Community Organisations will be invited for a closed strategy meeting whereby those present can agree on joint and practical steps. This meeting will be an invitation-only meeting. If you would like to attend as a leader of a human rights organisation or a leader of a community organisation, please email mabrur@restlessbeings.org or call 07506100785.  This meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th September at the Restless Beings office at 6pm. (East London based office)

ACTION 2 – Social media storm – Min Aung Hlaing – The Genocide Enforcer

Min Aung Hliang is the Commander in Chief of the Burmese Army.  He is the man who makes orders and commands for the Army. With a single order, this man can stop the genocide on the Rohingya. We will call on all supporters to join us at 9pm UK time on Thursday 7th September to a social media storm, that means you can get involved on whichever platform you feel comfortable, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc to call on The Genocide Enforcer Min Aung Hliang to stop his brutal ruthless campaign to wipe the Rohingya from Burma.

Action 3 - Social media storm – Aung San Suu Kyi  – The Genocide Denier

Aung San Suu Kyi is the State Counsellor and de facto leader of Burma. She is a nobel peace prize winner and she has also openly denied the genocide the Rohingya have faced.  It was under her instruction that she called a commission to investigate. The commission reported back on 24th of August with recommendations, the very next day through Min Aung Hliang she gave the green light for the most brutal attacks the Rohingya have ever faced.  We will call on all supporters to join us at 9pm UK time on Friday 8th September  to a social media storm, that means you can get involved on whichever platform you feel comfortable, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc to call on The Genocide Denier Aung San Suu Kyi to finally accept responsibility for the ethnic cleansing she is in charge of.

Action 4 – International Rally for Rohingya Day

In London we will gather outside the Downing Street at 3pm Saturday 9th September to ask the UK government to put pressure on the Burmese authorities to stop the violence and allow humanitarian access. We need support in the thousands to make our voice heard. We are also calling on supporters across the world to join in and rally for the Rohingya to their own governments to put pressure on Burma.

 

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