Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have been chased from their homes and villages by military forces since August 25th. Their villages have been burned to the ground, women and children were shot at as they fled their homes. And even as they fled, encountered internationally banned land mines, planted by the Myanmar Army on well-trodden paths leading into Bangladesh.
The outpouring of compassion and concern from Amnesty International supporters in Canada to the crisis in Myanmar has been truly amazing. More than 250,000 messages have been signed from Amnesty International members around world, calling on the Myanmar military to immediately end its campaign of violence and ethnic cleansing.
Here’s how you can get more involved.
1. TAKE ACTION NOW
Sign and share our online action calling on Myanmar to end the violence.
2. GATHER PETITION SIGNATURES
Gather signatures on our print petition calling on Canada to demand that Myanmar to stop the violence. Bring the petition to events in your community and encourage others to do the same.
3. WRITE A LETTER
Write your own letter to Minister Freeland
4. SHARE THIS FACE
Active on social media? Help us raise awareness about the crisis by sharing this face, the head of the army committing ethnic cleansing.
Share this face: it belongs to the head of an army committing ethnic cleansing. The world must know. #RohingyaCrisis https://t.co/qjhnZ1EehW pic.twitter.com/Bh0KEgijiP
— AmnestyCanada (@AmnestyNow) September 29, 2017
5. EXPERIENCE THE CRISIS VIRTUALLY
Watch and share I am Rohingya and Forced to Flee, two virtual reality documentaries from Contrast VR and AJ+ in partnership with Amnesty International.
6. FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Active on Twitter? Be sure to follow @TiranaHassan for the latest updates.
7. LEARN MORE
Follow our blog series to get the latest updates and learn more about the crisis.