Inaction Will Enable Further Abuse of Vulnerable Rohingya
(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should take prompt, concerted, and effective international action to respond to Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, Human Rights Watch and 80 other nongovernmental organizations said today in a joint appeal to the council.
Leading American Jewish organization calls on the United States Government to act immediately
Statement of Robert Bank, President and CEO of American Jewish World Service:
AJWS is currently accepting donations to assist victims of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. 100% of all funds received will be donated directly to local organizations in Bangladesh that have come to us as part of the AJWS network.
Bangladesh, a country of over 150 million people, is one of the poorest nations in the world. Cyclone Sidr, which is being called "the worst storm to strike Bangladesh in more than a decade," has already led to more than 3,500 deaths and more than 273,000 homes destroyed.