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    Weʼve raised £0 to deliver basic necessities such as food, medicine and clothing to the persecuted Rohingya people of Myanmar.

    Location
    Burnley, United Kingdom
    Category
    Emergencies
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    Closed on Sunday, 8th October 2017

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    They have been dubbed as one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world. The Rohingya people have no legal protection and are denied citizenship in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), leaving them vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation and violence. The situation is dire, and a BBC correspondent on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border has spoken with fleeing families who have described the events in northern Rakhine as “hell on earth”.

    Human rights violations and destruction are rife, with women raped, children abused and villages burned to the ground. Homes, shops and entire villages are being burned to the ground. The refugees fleeing the violence have crossed the border injured and ill and need urgent medical attention. The camps in Bangladesh do not have sufficient resources to treat the injured or feed the many that haven't eaten in days.

    Our cousin lives and works in Bangladesh, he is a dedicated founding member of a charity called Iqra that is currently providing support at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. We will be collecting the money and personally sending it over for this cause. Last update we have is that the situation is dire and in desperate need of funds.

    Please help us in raising money so we can save as many lives as possible.

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        Illuminating Hearts

        Illuminating Hearts

        Burnley, United Kingdom

        We are a local community group wanting to help and make a difference to those in need.

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