Right now, thousands in Myanmar are facing peril. Shunned by their own government, they are in a dire state. The government of Myanmar does not even consider them people (giving them foreign identity cards), leading to mass violence and destruction of property. They are left to flee to the neighboring country, Bangladesh, in rafts and on land (any way possible) to have a hope of getting the aide that they need. They need help. We can't let this stand.
We are a group of students from Braden River High School in Bradenton, FL that are concerned about this crisis. After a discussion about the Rohingya people in class, we knew we needed to do something to help. Therefore, we created this page to raise money for UNICEF specifically to aide these innocent children fleeing from the violence on their doorsteps. Join us, and together we can make the next generation of the Rohingya people happy, healthy, and safe.
UNICEF protects and defends the rights of every child. They help children across 190 countries and regions obtain an opportunity for a better life. For more information on UNICEF's role in relief efforts here, visit https://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/bangladesh_100945.html.
Images: (1) Hanida Begum, a Rohingya Muslim, holds the lifeless body of her child after reaching Shah Porir Dwip island in Bangladesh on Thursday, September 14. One-month-old Abdul Masood died after the wooden boat delivering his family to Bangladesh capsized close to shore. (Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Found here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/14/asia/myanmar-rohingya-muslim-family-mourns-infant-son/index.html (2) SOHAN, MASFIQUR. “Rohingya Muslim refugees disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river in Teknaf on September 13, 2017.” Newsweek, NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES, 15 Sept. 2017, www.newsweek.com/why-myanmar-hates-rohingya-665883. (3) “Following Myanmar's fleeing Refugees.” Aljazeera.com, Sept. 2017, www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/myanmar-crisis-textbook-ethnic-cleansing-170911081528888.html. Information as of September 10, 2017.
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Students for Rohingya Aid is in no way related to Braden River High School or the School District of Manatee County.