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Hopefully the blessed final days of Ramadan are filling you with serenity and gratitude.
Request for Dua:
Please remember our Rohingya brothers and sisters. Monsoon rains are currently pounding Rohingya camps. These rains are leading to floods, triggering landslides and blowing away the little huts Rohingyas are forced to call home. Burma Task Force continues to plead with the governments to adopt lasting solutions to this predictable problem with our research, memos, and meetings.
No Return Without Safety & Citizenship:
Burma Task Force has condemned the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and the Myanmar government as woefully inadequate. The agreement, signed on June 6, excludes the critical issue of citizenship and has drawn widespread criticism from Rohingya refugees and international observers.
The Myanmar government has once again demonstrated bad faith through its unwillingness to restore citizenship to over a million Rohingya Muslims. Without citizenship, basic rights to security, property, and livelihood are effectively non-existent. We must not send Rohingyas back to the genocide zone. This ping pong with Rohingya lives must stop now.
International Criminal Court:
Burma Task Force is working diligently to apply the international pressure that, God willing, will result in the restoration of citizenship for the Rohingya. We have retained a couple of powerful barristers of international law to plead for the victims as Myanmar is tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Our lawyer just finished visiting the refugee camps in Bangladesh, and is now back to the ICC.
Your kind donations ensure that we can continue this vital work to bring accountability to the perpetrators of the Rohingya genocide, and to assure lasting justice for the Rohingya.
Interfaith Delegation to Kachin State, Burma
The Interfaith Coalition to Stop Genocide in Burma, an initiative of BTF, will soon be sending a delegation to Burma to investigate the Burmese army’s atrocities against the Christian people of Kachin State. The Interfaith Coalition has published some ten opinion articles and appeared on radio and television to raise awareness about the army’s litany of crimes. During these dangerous times for the people of Kachin it is more important than ever for Muslims to speak up in solidarity and make their voices heard.
The holy month of Ramadan is almost over, but there is still plenty of time to make a real difference in the lives of our persecuted brothers and sisters in the camps in Bangladesh. Please, consider donating today. If that is not possible at this time, then please pray for them, and for the continuing success of our work.
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