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CSW: Rohingya

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Stand with people the rest of the world ignores.​

Dear Peter,

I have been working on Burma for almost 20 years, and I have never been as concerned for the future of the country as I am now. The shocking genocide of the Rohingya people is now being followed by an appalling escalation of violence involving crimes against humanity against the Kachin, a largely Christian ethnic group. 

I’ve been able to raise the case of the Rohingya at the UK Parliament, at the UN, in the US Congress and in front of the European Parliament. A donation of just £15 will help me as I continue do the same for the Kachin.

7,000 Kachin have been displaced from their homes in the past year alone, while 66 churches have been destroyed since 2011. And a recent UN report said that abuses against the Kachin (which include rape, torture, and enslavement) “undoubtedly amount to the gravest crimes under international law”. I’ve been working on the case of the Kachin for many years, and this recent escalation in violence is the worst I’ve seen.

£15 will help fund my work as I push the international community to protect the Kachin.

I believe the world must act now to protect the Kachin. Their suffering has been ignored for too long.

I’m doing all I can to help the Kachin: but time is running out.

Benedict Rogers
East Asia Team leader

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Posted on 26 Sep 2018

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