Up to 160,000 Rohingya could be at risk of starvation and disease because of blocks on aid by the Burmese government and military.
Call on UN Secretary General António Guterres to go to Burma to persuade the government and military to let the aid in.
On the international day for the elimination of violence against women, please join us to stand with the women of Burma to end rape and sexual violence.
Burma Campaign UK director Mark Farmaner said that Bangladesh is “effectively sentencing Rohingya to death” by refusing them entry.
“They are fleeing violations of international law and Bangladesh has a responsibility to help. The international community should be pressuring Bangladesh to open its borders and accept international aid being offered to help Rohingya refugees,” Farmaner told VOA.
Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC.
Armed forces have been killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing many to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, says John McKissick of the UN refugee agency.
Burma Campaign UK today delivered 3164 signatures on a petition calling on the NLD-led government in Burma to take four key steps to start to address the Rohingya crisis in Burma.
Burma Campaign UK team with student leaders from All Burma Federation Of Student Unions. Thank you to Moe Htet Nay, Min Thawe Thit, Honey Oo and Thiha Win Tin for visiting us and sharing your campaigning work with us.
In answer to Lord Alton’s question on the upsurge in violence against Rohingya Muslims by the Burmese military, Baroness Anelay said: We condemn the attacks on 9 October in northern Rakhine and the killing of nine Burmese Border Guard policemen.
BCUK at the British Parliament in a meeting with MP from Burma Susanna Hla Hla Soe and the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons.
BBC News reports that pressure is growing on Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to investigate claims that the Burmese army has been abusing Muslim civilians. Four weeks ago militants from the Rohingya Muslim minority killed nine policemen. Since then the army has shut down the area, and reports have followed of extra-judicial killings and the rape of Rohingya women.
Burma Campaign UK team with Andy Hall, a Human rights defender working for the rights of migrants in Thailand, including migrants from Burma. The Supreme Court of Thailand has finally dismissed a criminal defamation case against Andy Hall after almost 4 years.