Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Humans of New York interviews Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
The Humans of New York blogger is in Bangladesh interviewing Rohingya refugees who are fleeing a human genocide in Myanmar. "This week I’m sharing a series of first hand accounts from Rohingya refugees. The Rohingya are a persecuted ethnic minority who have been violently evicted from Myanmar by Buddhist extremists. Over the past year, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from their homes and are now residing in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Their living conditions are already dire, and monsoon season is approaching. As we share their stories, we are raising money to help build inexpensive bamboo houses for these refugees. (They are currently living in plastic tents.) Bamboo houses can be built for $600 a piece, and we’ve raised enough for over 400 so far. Please consider donating." This is their Gofundme page.
Canada needs to send peacekeepers to Myanmar.