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November 6, 2017

Take Action, Save Rohingya

Our advocacy is working! Contact Congress today and urge action to help the Rohingya now!

Worsening Humanitarian Situation: 

For two months, The Burmese army has waged a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya communities in Burma (Myanmar). The military has now forced more than 600,000 people to seek refuge in Bangladesh.

Pushing for Sanctions:

Emgage is supporting tough measures against the Burmese military to compel it to end its human rights abuses.

Thanks to your ongoing support, we have conducted high-level meetings with the White House and key Congressional offices where we pushed for sanctions against the Burmese military. Last week, Emgage and our partners at the International Campaign for the Rohingya met with senior National Security Council staff and members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Engagement is Working:

Our engagement is working as a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives just introduced companion bills to use U.S. leverage to end the violence, provide humanitarian assistance, and hold the perpetrators accountable.

The Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act (S.2060) and the Burma Unified Through Rigorous Military Accountability Act (H.R.4223) will:

  • Mandate the U.S. government to take steps to help end the repression and violence against the Rohingya and other ethnic peoples of Burma, including the Karen, Shan, and the Kachin.
  • Facilitate continued U.S. humanitarian assistance to the affected people.
  • Implement targeted sanctions against Burmese military officials responsible for the atrocities in Rakhine State and other regions of Burma.
  • Effectively prohibit U.S. military-to-military cooperation with Burma’s army.
  • Call for full implementation of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on.

Contact Congress now!

With your engagement, we can continue to press officials to take action. Ask your legislators to support and co-sponsor these critical bills today.

Click here to contact congress today!