Take action! Tell the Australian government to use its influence to stop the violence in Myanmar
Since 25 August 2017, over 500,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh to flee escalating violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar.
We are extremely concerned by the current situation. It is unacceptable for us to remain silent whilst reports of grave human rights violations have resulted in over half a million Rohingya facing a humanitarian crisis in makeshift mega refugee camps in southern Bangladesh.
We call on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the Australian government to use their influence to stop the ongoing violence, prevent further atrocities and cease all discriminatory practices towards the Rohingya ethnic group of Myanmar.
We also ask the Australian government to demand that the Myanmar government to:
- Take immediate action to protect all civilians, in line with the responsibility to protect;
- Allow humanitarian organisations, independent media and other observers – including the UN Fact-Finding Mission – access to northern Rakhine state;
- Stop the “terrorist” rhetoric and anti-Rohingya dehumanising narratives.
Speak up for the Rohingya people. Email Julie Bishop to call on Australia to act now to stop the violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar.
This is an issue which encompasses us all. It is not simply a Rohingya issue or a Muslim issue; it is an issue that affects all of humanity.
It is critical that the Australian government use its influence and take all appropriate measures to demand the immediate end to all violence in Myanmar – both by the Myanmar military and all other actors.
Please email Julie Bishop today and share this campaign amongst your networks and on social media.