Stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar now.
Ongoing crimes against humanity have forced over 650,000 Rohingya to flee their homes in late 2017.
The Rohingya people in Myanmar are being subjected to textbook ethnic cleansing, and widespread, systematic decimation on behalf of the Myanmar military under the leadership of Min Aung Hling. More than 650,000 people have fled Myanmar since August 2017, with daily arrivals of up to 2,000 persons everyday at various border entry points in Bangladesh, India, and Thailand. Read all about it here.
These refugees are desperately seeking to escape unlawful mass shootings, rape and other crimes of sexual violence, widespread burnings of villages and destruction of Rohingya homes and properties, mass deportations, and the unlawful use of anti-personnel landmines. They are fleeing for their lives and, in some cases, being shot at while attempting to do so.
These are egregious crimes against humanity. Amnesty International will continue to fight for the rights of the Rohingya people and vehemently condemn the ethnic cleansing.
We will not stop fighting for the Rohingya people until the ethnic cleansing is over and the Rohingya are safe from persecution.
Amnesty International is on the ground interviewing refugees who have witnessed rape, killings, and entire villages burned to the ground. Our crisis researchers have also interviewed survivors of exploding landmines. On October 18, 2017, Amnesty released a briefing paper entitled ‘My World Is Finished’: Rohingya Targeted in Crimes Against Humanity in Myanmar, which represents Amnesty’s most detailed analysis of the crisis to date. Amnesty will keep reporting on these horrific human rights violations, and releasing new evidence, aiming to hold Min Aung Hliang and the military leaders responsible accountable.
We must also hold our leaders accountable. This is a pivotal moment, and our leaders must act — we must respond decisively to one of the most pressing and urgent humanitarian crises in the world today, and stand alongside those fleeing persecution and violence. Read more about our legislative action.
In addition to other legislative efforts, including bipartisan legislation introduced in the House (H.R. 4223) and Senate (S. 2060), both urging action for the devastating plight against the Rohingya, some members of Congress are demonstrating that the U.S. government will not stand by while so many suffer. This devastation has to stop, however neither President Trump nor Secretary Tillerson will call this crisis what it is- ethnic cleansing and the forced displacement of a people from their home. Secretary Tillerson, along with President Trump and the international community, must send a clear message that these vicious acts of violence and persecution will not go unchecked and those responsible will be held accountable.
Sign the petition telling Min Aung Hliang to stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar now. We want him to order his troops to put a stop to the ongoing crimes against humanity that have forced over 650,000 Rohingya to flee their homes over the past few months.
We want him to: