Rohingyas: stop this tragedy
Humanitarian organizations must be able to intervene without restriction to help these children, women and men who are simply trying to survive. The fundamental rights of the Rohingyas must be fully respected.
We must act and mobilize ourselves to make the voice of the Rohingyas heard and to ask to the international community on their tragic fate.
Persecutions, threats, violence ... The list of human rights violations against the Rohingyas in Myanmar seems endless. And it keeps getting longer and longer.
Since the end of August, further outbreaks of violence have led to the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas civilians who seek refuge in Bangladesh. Stuck at the borders, scattered in unsanitary camps, they are trying to escape one hell for another. According to the UNICEF, nearly 90% of these new refugees are women, children and the elderly.
The UN condemns this "ethnic cleansing" and is already deploring the victims amongst those who are trying to escape. Unfortunately, this count is likely to increase, stuck inbetween the violence they are trying to escape and the extreme precariousness that awaits them : the Rohingyas are now trapped.
We are determined to lead an emergency mission in the areas concerned, despite blockages at all levels.
Humanitarian organizations must be able to help without restriction these children, women and men who are simply trying to survive and seek refuge, within the frame of human rights.
There is urgency, a response from the international community is needed, as stated by Nobel Peace Prize Malala Yousafzai: "The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims are waiting".
We must act and mobilize ourselves to make the voice of the Rohingyas heard and to ask the international community for a solution to their tragic fate.
Founded in 1991, Secours Islamique France (SIF) is an international solidarity NGO working in the fields of humanitarian aid and development aid, in France and throughout the world.
We intervene where humanitarian and social needs are present through the mobilization of emergency relief, development programs and advocacy. At international level, SIF intervenes on three main themes: water and sanitation, food security and childhood. In France, we are active in the fight against precariousness and exclusion.
The SIF has 25 years of action on the ground, guided by the values of Islam, solidarity and respect for human dignity, and the humanitarian principles of neutrality, independence and impartiality.
Each of these principles guarantees the population's aid, while respecting cultural, religious and social diversity.
The SIF has 16 operational missions in France, South-East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Haiti, more than 350 employees worldwide, 600 volunteers invested, more than 20 million euros of projects to help the most vunerable people every year.
The SIF is known and recognized by its peers and works in collaboration with French and international associative platforms and institutional and operational partnerships such as the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNICEF, etc.