Friday, May 15, 2015

Trapped at sea for months drinking their own urine – will you help?

Dear friend

If you have seen the images on TV and in newspapers, you'll have seen how desperate Rohingya refugees at sea are: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32737146
 
Philip Hammond meeting President Thein Sein, who has stepped up repression of the Rohingya.
Philip Hammond meeting President Thein Sein, who has stepped up repression of the Rohingya.
Fleeing escalating persecution in Burma, thousands of Rohingya refugees are in boats off the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Many are starving and many have died, yet these countries refuse to allow the boats to land. Some have now been at sea for months.
 
EU Foreign Ministers are meeting on Monday, but this crisis isn't on the agenda of their meeting. Unless dramatic action is taken, these refugees could die at sea, some within sight of land.  The EU must apply pressure on Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to allow the refugees to land.
 
Please write to British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, asking him to make sure the Rohingya refugee crisis is discussed by EU Foreign Ministers on Monday, and to ensure the EU applies pressure on these countries to stop pushing these desperate people back out to sea.
 
Take action here:
https://action.burmacampaign.org.uk/trapped-sea-months-will-you-help
 
Thank you for your support.
Anna Roberts
Burma Campaign UK



 
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