Myanmar/Burma

Zakat Foundation of America

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the poorest country in Southeast Asia, even though it is rich in natural resources. Mismanagement of the country and corruption are major contributors to the country’s economic woes. Despite Myanmar’s increasing oil and gas revenue, socio-economic conditions continue to deteriorate in the country.

The Rohinygas of Myanmar are a Muslim minority in the country. They have been underserved and over the last three decades slowly stripped of their rights as citizens of the country. In the last decade, the oppression bubbled into a mass deportation, physical violence, limited access to electricity or water, and a mandatory curfew.  Of those who suffer economically, the Rohinygas are marginalized the greatest.


Latest News from Myanmar/Burma

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Resettling the Rohingya Refugee Community

Rohingya families settled in Chicago receive winter kits from ZF. Continue Reading...

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Building a New Home: ZF Supports Rohingya Refugee Center in Chicagoland

One of the worlds most persecuted communities finds a new home in Chicago. Continue Reading...

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Udhiya/Qurbani 2013 Serves the Forgotten People


Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) has completed another successful Udhiya/Qurbani program in thirty countries across four continents.… Continue Reading...

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Supporting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar/Burma

Zakat Foundation of America continues to monitor the situation in Myanmar/Burma and is partnering with local organizations to… Continue Reading...

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ZF Holds Rally for Burmese Muslims in Washington DC

On Monday, September 24, Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) held a peaceful rally for Rohingya Muslims in front of the Myanmar Embassy… Continue Reading...