End Genocide, Starting With Your Hometown

By Simon Billenness, Executive Director, International Campaign for the Rohingya We have an honorable American tradition of our cities and states upholding human rights. Now is the time for us to demand that our taxpayer dollars don’t contribute to genocide. During the American Revolution, town meetings adopted resolutions calling for a boycott of British-made goods. … Read more

Press Release: ARSA Ambush No Excuse For Further Violence Against Rohingya

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARSA Ambush No Excuse For Further Violence Against Rohingya January 7, 2018 International Campaign for the Rohingya condemns the ambush on January 5, 2018, by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) of a military vehicle in Burma’s Rakhine State, which wounded five members of the Burmese security forces. Today, ARSA issued a … Read more

HRW Report: Massacre by the River |Burmese Army Crimes against Humanity in Tula Toli

Today, December 19, 2017, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a 30-page report detailing the systemic killings and rape of several hundred Rohingya Muslims by the Burmese Army on August 30 in Tula Toli village, Rakhine state. Read the full report now Read the news release now [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ujUCRYL08]

No Genocide Gems! Burma’s Military Takes a Hit From Citizens Sanctions

By Emily Claire Goldman and Simon Billenness On December 6th, Cartier made the dramatic announcement that it would stop its purchase of gems from Burma (Myanmar). This sudden shift was due to consumer pressure on Cartier to stop selling “genocide gems.” This demonstrates the growing power of “citizens sanctions” on the Burmese army’s business interests. … Read more

Press Release: International Campaign for the Rohingya (Malaysia) petitions Petronas to withdraw from Myanmar

PRESS RELEASE November 7, 2017 International Campaign for the Rohingya (Malaysia) petitions Petronas to withdraw from Myanmar Petronas urged to withdraw to protest Myanmar’s repression and violence against the Rohingya Kuala Lumpur: The International Campaign for the Rohingya (ICR) has sent a petition to PETRONAS, calling for the company to stop operations or investments in … Read more

Letter from 58 NGOs Calling for Targeted Economic Sanctions in Burma

November 2, 2017 The Honorable Rex Tillerson Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 The Honorable Steven Mnuchin Secretary of the Treasury U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20220 Re: Burma and Targeted Sanctions Dear Secretaries Tillerson and Mnuchin, The US government urgently … Read more

Stakeholders press energy companies doing business with Myanmar to address Rohingya crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Stakeholders press energy companies doing business with Myanmar to address Rohingya crisis Investors with more than $53 billion in assets sign letters calling for an end to ‘business as usual’ in light of military crackdown   Falls Church, Va., 10/23/17 — A group of investors and stakeholders has called on energy companies … Read more

Extraordinary Session on the Situation of the Rohingya

On January 19, Malaysia hosted the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Kuala Lumpur for an Extraordinary Session on the situation of the Rohingya. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak urged the government of Myanmar to end the humanitarian tragedy and subsequently pledged US$2.2 million to aid the minority group. In a final communiqué, the OIC … Read more

The Rohingya Plight

Rohingya is the largest Muslim population in Myanmar, and one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. The minority group has been subjected to displacement, statelessness, human rights abuses, and ethnic cleansing fueled by years of conflict dating back to the 1930s.