Save the Rohingya from Genocide
Your donation feeds, waters, clothes, and shelters 600,000 destitute Rohingya refugees — orphans, widows, and elderly — who fled guns and fire to Bangladesh ethnically cleansed from Myanmar
Do not forget Yasmin Ara.
Young and pretty. So Hamid sent her away by night. With their four-year-old son. And two-year old daughter…
To hide. From the army. Looking for young and pretty.
They found Hamid. The torture began.
Yasmin walked the wild for three days. She knew nothing. She ate nothing. She and the other women with children. They fled for their lives. For their dignity.
The soldiers found them. The unspeakable began.
Yasmin ran in the chaos. Daughter in arms. Son at her side. He was always at her side. She ran for hours.
Then she looked. He was gone!
Yasmin walked. Eight days into Bangladesh. Waiting for her husband. Then others came. They showed her a picture. It was Hamid. They slit his throat.
Yasmin’s losses — husband, little son, home — have left her senseless. She stares into a void. Who am I now? How to provide for my daughter?
Yasmin Ara, 28, is only this: What will I do now?
Do not forget Yasmin Ara. And the 600,000 widows, orphans, and destitute like her.
Please give. Please save the helpless Rohingya.
Zakat Foundation of America reps met Yasmin Ara in Balukhali camp where she shared her story with us. While we cannot erase Yasmin’s traumatic experiences, we have provided her, and thousands more like her, with immediate relief including food and healthcare. We have given her hope for the future.
Your Help Has Never Been More Needed. Look At The Toll:
- Up to 3,000 Rohingya have been killed since August, according to the UNHCR.
- A staggering 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since August 25, according to the UNHCR, with that figure projected to rise to a million by year’s end, according to Save the Children. This number includes 600,000 children, many orphaned or unattended and so exposed to exploitation and human trafficking.
- Another 200,000 Rohingya are estimated to be hiding in Myanmar’s jungles and other places in Rakhine State, according to UNHCR.
- Exhausted, starving, and dispossessed, the Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh daily face mass death from lack of food, water, and shelter, according to Save the Children.
- At least 200 Rohingya villages and habitations have been incinerated in northern Rakhine State since August, as evidenced by satellite imagery.
- “Security forces surround a village, shoot people fleeing in panic and then torch houses to the ground….[in] systematic attacks and forcible deportation of civilians,” according to Amnesty International’s Crisis Response Director. These are crimes against humanity by international law.
YOUR LIFE-SAVING DONATION PROVIDES:
- Medical treatment and medicine to the wounded, sick, and exhausted Rohingya refugees at the Zakat Foundation of America medical camp on the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh, staffed with five doctors, and multiple nurses and aids
- Food packages to starving families and orphans
- Drinking water to the thirsty, often severely dehydrated
- Hygiene kits of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, and shampoo/conditioner
- Roofing tarps for shelters
- Housewares and bedding, including cooking pots and utensils, sleeping mats and blankets