Who Are The Rohingya?
Thousands have been killed ...
For years, Myanmar officials in Burma have discriminated against Rohingya people and have left them living with limited access to schools, healthcare and jobs. After protests by the Rohingya for equality, the Myanmar armed forces responded with violence. After months of tension, the armed forces carried out further assaults upon Rohingya men, women and children across Myanmar. Media and the Rohingya themselves have reported the Myanmar government responsible for the rape and murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.
In 2017 alone, more than 600,000 people have fled the violence, bringing the total number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to around 900,000.
The migration alone is a five day journey by foot or boat. Those who have made safe passage to Bangladesh are currently injured, malnourished and traumatized. We've partnered with NGO DoPeace to help provide clean drinking water, cooked food, other basic human essentials and education resources.
With every candle purchased, you provide light and resources to Rohingyan refugees.