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Bashir: Please help our fund-raiser for victims of ethnic cleansing

Published: Thursday, January 4, 2018 5:02 PM    |     Modified: Saturday, January 6, 2018 10:44 PM
A major fund-raising event for the Rohingya people is to be held in Yorkshire on Friday evening.
It has been organised by Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, who has been a long-term campaigner against the oppression of the minority Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar.
The event will raise money to boost the aid effort for more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled murder and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar to reach  makeshift refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh.
It will take place at the Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford BD8 8BD, on Friday 5th January 2018. Arrival at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Guest speakers will be businessmen Aneel Mussarat and Sabzadha Jehengir, who have just returned from Bangladesh where they have seen first hand the plight of the refugees. They will recount what they have been doing to try and help the refugees, most arriving with no more than their lives after being driven from their villages by the Myanmar military.

Food at the event will be donated by Zouk Restaurant, Leeds Road, Bradford. All monies collected will be given, without deduction, to support the Rohingya refugees.

Mr Bashir, who has also been to the refugee camps at Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, said: “These people have nothing but the clothes they stand in and feel lucky to have escaped at all. Many have seen their husbands and sons maimed and murdered.

“I have said repeatedly that the international community must act quickly and decisively to tackle the political, criminal and strategic issues involved – but on a purely humanitarian level we can all respond as individuals. I am asking people of all backgrounds and faiths to come to the event and to give generously.”
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