Burma

Imagine walking for six days with no food and water that is the reality of those who came in Cox’s Bazar.


Zakat Applicable

RAKHINE STATE, MYANMAR, HAS BEEN IN A WORSENING STATE OF EMERGENCY SINCE AUGUST 2017 DUE TO VIOLENCE; WHICH HAS LEFT OVER 3,000 PEOPLE DEAD.

Since the end of August, the UN estimates that over 850,000 Rohingya have fled Burma to seek refuge in Bangladesh. 80% of refugees are women and children.

Due to the violence, 15,000 people attempt to cross the border each day, while it is said that 400,000 people are stuck within the immediate zone of conflict. Many innocent people have been killed and entire villages destroyed, displacing communities of people who now have nowhere else to go. The Rohingya have been subjected to unimaginable suffering which is still continuing now – we must do what we can to help these people in their greatest time of need.

Facts of Burma/Rohingya

  • Since the conflict began, more than 3,000 Rohingya have lost their lives
  • 850,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since late August, a figure which is expected to continue growing
  • 600,000 of these refugees are children, many of whom are vulnerable orphans at risk of exploitation and human trafficking
  • It is estimated that another 400,000 Rohingya are taking refuge in the jungles of Rakhine State
  • The refugees are facing the threat of exhaustion and starvation on a daily basis, lacking access to the most basic essentials
  • According to satellite imagery, more than 200 Rohingya villages and settlements have been burned to the ground

Witness Statement 

“If the world is not going to take notice, this will become the biggest humanitarian disaster in the region. They arrive exhausted, hungry and sick, having walked for days from their villages, through jungles, across mountains and rivers carrying what little they could bring from home. There is an urgent need for emergency shelters and essential relief items as more refugees arrive. Let us not abandon them in their hour of need.” 

Lord Nazir Ahmed

Member, House of Lords

Chairman Message

“It is never easy to witness the fear and pain of human beings who have nothing in this world, yet are treated like cattle. I have seen the suffering and oppressive conditions of the Rohingya Muslims first-hand, yet every person I met received me with warmth and many thanked Al-Mustafa and its supporters for everything we have been doing. As previously, I left them with a heavy heart and a promise that we would continue to help them and pray for their safety.” 

Abdulrazzaq Sajid

Chairman

Burma Report 2017

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Burma Report 2018

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How you can help


£55

For £55 you can provide a food pack for a family for one month which includes rice, flour, sugar, Tea & cooking oil.

£300

For £300 you can Provide ready meal, sleeping bag, water, hygiene essential, baby chest carrier & a small tent.

£1000

For £1000.00 you can contribute towards the costs of providing an emergency medical camp that can treat up to 200 people.

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