On May 17, 2018 the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced the Burma Act of 2018 (H.R. 5819), a crucial effort to stop the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya people—an ethnic minority that has been violently displaced from their homes by the Burmese military.
Advancing the Burma Act of 2018 would not have been possible without the support of so many people who have contacted their Senators about this critical issue. Now, we must keep the pressure on. The impending monsoon season is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who are living in cramped and under-resourced camps in Bangladesh.
AJWS staff members frequently travel to Burma and Bangladesh to assess the situation on the ground, assist with first aid training for local community members and support community centers to withstand the anticipated severe weather events. Learn more about our response to the Rohingya crisis by watching these short videos in which staff share their insights and expertise.