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ROHINGYA REFUGEES FACE A NEW HORROR – INCARCERATION ON A REMOTE ISLAND. PLEASE HELP US STOP THIS. 

[DEVELOPING SITUATION] Myanmar is in a state of deep civil unrest after a military coup. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to end human rights abuses against the Ronhingya. More information below. 

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people began to flee Myanmar after military persecution in 2017, persecution led by the same military chief who took over the country in the recent coup. Right now they face being relocated to an isolated, unstable island not declared fit for human habitation by the UN. The flood-prone silt island of Bhashan Char lies in the Bay of Bengal, a region notorious for its frequent, deadly cyclones. 

Despite the dangers, the government of Bangladesh has already sent almost 4,000 refugees to live there – and plans to send thousands more in the coming months. 

Last year, after years of: research, letters and lobbying we were thrilled to see Rohingya children be granted access to schools. We are devastated to see that the relocation to an island with no schools will jeoperdise everything we fought for. 

ROHINGYA REFUGEES FACE A NEW HORROR – INCARCERATION ON A REMOTE ISLAND. PLEASE HELP US STOP THIS. 

It’s no wonder many Rohingya families are facing this relocation with “complete panic”*.

Reports from those already detained on Bhashan Char are grim, with allegations of:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Extortion
  • Confinement
  • Lack of access to healthcare or work
  • No access to education

This must stop. We must prevent the appalling forced relocation of Rohingya refugee families. Please donate today. 

*Excerpts from interviews conducted by Amnesty International researchers with Rohingya refugees. 

FROM BAD TO WORSE

The Rohingya refugees of Cox’s Bazar have already survived unthinkable horrors, and the shocking military coup in Myanmar has now put their hopes of returning home safely even further out of reach.

This relocation is another appalling violation of their most basic rights – including safety, liberty, and the freedom to choose where and how they live. 

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