Sunday, 10 March 2013

The importance of this project

I'd like to give a bit more of a picture of how this fund idea came about, and why we consider it such an important project:

 We have received reliable reports that a third round of violence against the Rohingya (and very likely Kaman) minority groups in Burma is being planned, and is likely to be executed in the near future (around the turn of the month.) So far international media coverage of the persecution and ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya has been relatively limited, despite the situation being extremely grave and getting steadily worse- but if we can document the latest conflagration on the ground this could change all that.

 In the case of the Sri Lankan civil war, it was only when the appalling nature of the atrocities visited upon Tamil civilians were exposed by the work of Sri Lankan journalists and Channel 4 that the international community began to get really serious about seeking accountability and others became aware of the suffering of the victims. We want to be able to, as I have written before, collect evidence of the grave and ongoing human rights abuses that are taking place in Burma, with a view to sharing our findings with the media, human rights organisations and, hopefully, the International Criminal Court. Evidence of complicity by political groups and other factions in the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya will be brought to the attention of the world's media.

 In order to do this we have to turn to outside support for funding the bulk of our costs. Our aim is to raise around 4,000 British Pounds for the first of these visits. All expenditures will be posted on the site for reasons of transparency. At the time of writing, however, we are far below that sum- we appeal to concerned individuals to help support our work- thank you. Any questions about the work we are doing, please don't hesitate to email: One can donate immediately by clicking on the  button below:


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