• Petitioned Antonio Guterres

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Antonio Guterres
Director, U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement
Eskinder Negash

Prioritize Resettlement of the Rohingya in Bangladesh

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      L M

      Berkeley, CA

Today, in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Roningya refugees from Burma live in utter destitution with no hope for their futures.  As it now stands, the Rohingya will live, suffer and die in these oppressive camps or out at sea in search of a better life.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to protect the world's refugees, but where is the protection of the Rohingya? The Rohingya cannot return to Burma and will not be permitted to integrate into Bangladeshi society with the full rights of a citizen. Resettlement to a well-resourced country is the only option that will offer the Rohingya protection and chance to rebuild their lives in dignity.

Demand action from the UNHCR and the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement to prioritize the resettlement of the Rohingya refugees and offer them the protection they, like all of us, deserve.

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      judith meskill
      Petition Organizer

      Burma is internationally recognized as a military state responsible for large-scale abuses of human rights. Ethnic minorities refusing to bow down to Burma's military junta and its oppressive regime have been systematically run out of their homelands...

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