Fighting for democracy and saving lives in Burma

by Burma Campaign UK in London, England, United Kingdom

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Since the brutal military coup, people in Burma/Myanmar are appealing for international help. Burma Campaign UK is answering their call.

by Burma Campaign UK in London, England, United Kingdom

Help us support activists on the ground in Burma/Myanmar

“How many of us have to die before the international community helps us?” 

 This is the question people in Burma keep asking. 

 On 1 February 2021, the military in Burma staged a coup.

 With incredible bravery and determination, people in Burma have been resisting the coup. Every day since the coup, hundreds of thousands of people across the country have come out on the streets to demand an end to military rule. 

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 The military have responded with a brutal crackdown. More than 500 peaceful protesters have been shot or tortured to death, more than two thousand have been arrested. 

 On one day alone, more than 100 people were killed across the country by security forces. In ethnic areas the military have bombed villages, causing thousands of people to flee for their lives.1617268134_karen_idps_mutraw_2021.jpg

Keeping up the pressure for international action

 Burma Campaign UK is working around the clock to support the people in Burma and get the international community to act. Within hours of the coup, Burma Campaign UK was working to mobilise international action against the military, and assisting media with information.

We have worked with activists and organisations across Burma to make sure their voices and demands for international action have been heard.

Human rights activists in Burma want sanctions to stop the flow of money and weapons to the military. And they want justice.

We have helped secure sanctions on military companies. 

We are building a global campaign for countries all over the world to impose arms embargoes.

We have forced many companies to stop doing business with the military.

 We are campaigning for countries to stop training the Burmese military.

We are using every tool we can to try to put international pressure on the military.

But more needs to be done, and urgently. Everything that can be done, must be done.

Help us provide urgent help to keep activists safe

People in Burma need the world to act but they also need urgent help to keep them safe. We need your help to do this.

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We have been able to quickly provide practical assistance and funding to activists at risk. With the ongoing brutal military crackdown, many activists have had to go into hiding, forced to flee their homes at short notice leaving everything behind. 

For the safety of the people we work with we can’t tell you many details about this work.

 We can tell you we have helped protesters to escape arrest, jail and torture. People are free and safe now because of our help.

 We have been able to fund healthcare to people affected by the coup.

 And we are funding emergency aid to the thousands of people who have fled to areas of ethnic states not under military control. Protesters and activists who would otherwise be arrested, but are now left with nothing, some not even with a change of clothes. 

We can’t do this without your support

We are a small organisation and we are dependent on donations from individual supporters such as yourself. Simply put, the more donations we get, the more we can do to help.

Will you make a donation today? 

People in Burma are doing everything they can to resist the coup. They are risking their lives every day to fight for their rights, for democracy, for peace and justice.

We are doing everything we can to help them in these desperate times. But we need your help to do that. I hope you are able to add your support. 

Thank you so much.

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