More than 50 restaurants in South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire have teamed up to organise a dinner evening to raise money for Rohingya refugees. According to the United Nations, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya muslims have arrived in Bangladesh with minimal belongings gathered as they fled Myanmar in the wake of sectarian violence and persecution. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A community group in Darnall are organising a charity car wash to raise funds for the Rohingya people that are fleeing Myanmar in the face of widespread killings and sectarian violence. Over half a million Rohingya men, women and children have fled the country since the violence began, according to the United Nations. Most have sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Further protests are planned in Sheffield and around the world as the UN reports over 270,000 Rohingya muslims fleeing Myanmara amid fears of mass atrocities. Witnesses have reported seeing minority Rohingya children beheaded and civilians burnt alive at the hands of Burmese military and paramilitar forces. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Nasser Raouf, one of the organisers of last week’s protest and vigil.
Hundreds of people gathered at Barker’s Pool on Wednesday for a vigil and demonstration in support of thousands of Rohingya muslims who have been killed or forced to flee their homes in Myanmar. Sheffield councillors and activists are calling for the Nobel Laureate and Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Freedom of the City over the lack of action to protect Myanmar’s muslim minority. According to the United Nations, an estimated 164,000 Rohingya muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State since violence erupted two weeks ago, many taking to the sea in fishing boats to reach Bangladesh. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!