Sikhs Helping Burma’s Rohingya On The Ground

Sikhs of the United Sikhs advocacy group gather at a press conference in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.
Sikhs of the United Sikhs advocacy group gather at a press conference in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi
Sikhs of the United Sikhs advocacy group gather at a press conference in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.
Sikhs of the United Sikhs advocacy group gather at a press conference in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi

Sikhs Helping Burma’s Rohingya On The Ground

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When Burma’s army began its mass expulsion of Rohingya in August 2017, it created a two-prong crisis: the humanitarian crisis facing over 600,000 people pushed into Bangladesh, and an advocacy and action crisis aimed at getting Burmese authorities to change their behavior and restore rights to the country’s Rohingya population.

United Sikhs, a U.N.-affiliated non-profit engaged in humanitarian relief, human development, and advocacy, has been active on both fronts. The group has made repeated trips to Bangladesh and set up a medical clinic.

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