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JOINT DECLARATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR ROHINGYA (ICR)

JOINT DECLARATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR ROHINGYA (ICR)

The Rohingya Muslims, who comprise 5% of the population in Burma, are the innocent victims of genocide and ethnic cleansing. The UN Human Rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that “the situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

Despite constituting a considerable percentage of the Burmese population, they are deprived of citizenship, let alone to live as Muslims and raise their children according to the rules of Islam.

They do not possess any weapons, yet they are attacked by soldiers equipped with fatal weapons employing disproportionate force. Unfortunately, children, girls, mothers, women, the old and infirmed are not spared of this inhuman massacre.

The Rohingyas have been deprived of their basic human rights and freedom which is enshrined in the “Universal Human Rights Declaration” signed by all UN member states.

We, the participant NGOs of the Consultation Meeting co-hosted by AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Turkey), UNIW (Union of NGOs in the Muslim World) and AKFP (Al-Khidmat Foundation, Pakistan), hereby pledge to help the oppressed Rohingya people, towards ending the atrocities perpetrated by the Burmese government, racist and religious elements in the Burmese society.

 

We, the participants of the Rohingya Consultation Meeting hereby:

  1. 1- Urge the Burmese government to protect the human lives on their soils, whether citizens or otherwise and to accept the right of return of the Rohingya people to Burma.
  2. 2- Urge the Burmese government to allow aid and relief workers to be immediately dispatched to the areas affected by the conflict, to assume their work without fear of violence.
  3. 3- Urge the world community and its international human rights agencies to intervene urgently to protect the lives and properties of the Rohingyas in Burma and elsewhere.
  4. 4- Applaud the Bangladesh and Malaysian governments for providing much needed refuge to the Rohingya refugees and to the Turkish government for financial and humanitarian support.
  5. 5- Appeal to the government of Bangladesh to permit and facilitate humanitarian and relief NGOs to operate in Bangladesh until the crisis is stabilized or solved.
  6. 6- Request all members of the OIC to lobby for the right of return of the Rohingyas on the various international political platforms and actively support and fund the livelihood of the Rohingyas in the refugee camps in Bangladesh.
  7. 7- Appeal to all international agencies of the UN, relief and humanitarian NGOs to provide humanitarian relief to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, inside the Rakhine State and elsewhere in Burma.
  8. 8- Urge the mainstream and alternative media create awareness of the massacre in Burma and the plight of the Rohingya people as a humanitarian issue and not a religious one.
  9. 9- Urge the educational institutions to undertake awareness campaigns and empower the youth to raise their voices on the Rohingya issue on social media.
  10. 10- Urge all participating NGOs to cooperate, coordinate and synergize their resources to ensure optimal outcomes to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and continue to raise funds at the national and international level.
  11. 11- Urge all participating NGOs to strengthen their relationship with local NGOs currently working in Bangladesh and Burma.

 

Endorsed by member organisations of the International Consortium for Rohingya (ICR):

  1. 1- Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan (AKFP)
  2. 2- Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA)
  3. 3- Union of the NGOS of the Islamic World (UNIW)
  4. 4- Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA)
  5. 5- British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA)
  6. 6- PKPU Indonesia
  7. 7- Charity Australia International (CAI)
  8. 8- ICNA Relief Canada (IRC)
  9. 9- Islamic Aid Bangladesh (IAB)
  10. 10- Small Kindness Bangladesh (SKB)
  11. 11- Sarendeb Foundation for Relief & Development Sri Lanka (SFRD)
  12. 12- AMAL Malaysia
  13. 13- Cansuyu Turkey
  14. 14- UK Islamic Mission London (UKIM)
  15. 15- Helping Hand for Relief & Development (HHRD) USA
  16. 16- Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) Turkey
  17. 17- Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) Turkey
  18. 18- Besir Foundation Turkey
  19. 19- Deniz Feneri Turkey
  20. 20- IHH Turkey
  21. 21- Doctors Worldwide (DWW) Turkey
  22. 22- Bangladesh Doctors Forum (BDF)
  23. 23- Islamic Medical Association Lebanon (IMALB)
  24. 24- Islamic Medical Association Malaysia (IMAM)
  25. 25- Rohingya Federation of Arakan (RFA)
  26. 26- Hayrat Aid Turkey
  27. 27- Diyanet Foundation Turkey
joint declaration pic - Copy

JOINT DECLARATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR ROHINGYA (ICR)

JOINT DECLARATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR ROHINGYA (ICR)

The Rohingya Muslims, who comprise 5% of the population in Burma, are the innocent victims of genocide and ethnic cleansing. The UN Human Rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that “the situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

Despite constituting a considerable percentage of the Burmese population, they are deprived of citizenship, let alone to live as Muslims and raise their children according to the rules of Islam.

They do not possess any weapons, yet they are attacked by soldiers equipped with fatal weapons employing disproportionate force. Unfortunately, children, girls, mothers, women, the old and infirmed are not spared of this inhuman massacre.

The Rohingyas have been deprived of their basic human rights and freedom which is enshrined in the “Universal Human Rights Declaration” signed by all UN member states.

We, the participant NGOs of the Consultation Meeting co-hosted by AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Turkey), UNIW (Union of NGOs in the Muslim World) and AKFP (Al-Khidmat Foundation, Pakistan), hereby pledge to help the oppressed Rohingya people, towards ending the atrocities perpetrated by the Burmese government, racist and religious elements in the Burmese society.

 

We, the participants of the Rohingya Consultation Meeting hereby:

  1. 1- Urge the Burmese government to protect the human lives on their soils, whether citizens or otherwise and to accept the right of return of the Rohingya people to Burma.
  2. 2- Urge the Burmese government to allow aid and relief workers to be immediately dispatched to the areas affected by the conflict, to assume their work without fear of violence.
  3. 3- Urge the world community and its international human rights agencies to intervene urgently to protect the lives and properties of the Rohingyas in Burma and elsewhere.
  4. 4- Applaud the Bangladesh and Malaysian governments for providing much needed refuge to the Rohingya refugees and to the Turkish government for financial and humanitarian support.
  5. 5- Appeal to the government of Bangladesh to permit and facilitate humanitarian and relief NGOs to operate in Bangladesh until the crisis is stabilized or solved.
  6. 6- Request all members of the OIC to lobby for the right of return of the Rohingyas on the various international political platforms and actively support and fund the livelihood of the Rohingyas in the refugee camps in Bangladesh.
  7. 7- Appeal to all international agencies of the UN, relief and humanitarian NGOs to provide humanitarian relief to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, inside the Rakhine State and elsewhere in Burma.
  8. 8- Urge the mainstream and alternative media create awareness of the massacre in Burma and the plight of the Rohingya people as a humanitarian issue and not a religious one.
  9. 9- Urge the educational institutions to undertake awareness campaigns and empower the youth to raise their voices on the Rohingya issue on social media.
  10. 10- Urge all participating NGOs to cooperate, coordinate and synergize their resources to ensure optimal outcomes to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and continue to raise funds at the national and international level.
  11. 11- Urge all participating NGOs to strengthen their relationship with local NGOs currently working in Bangladesh and Burma.

 

Endorsed by member organisations of the International Consortium for Rohingya (ICR):

  1. 1- Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan (AKFP)
  2. 2- Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA)
  3. 3- Union of the NGOS of the Islamic World (UNIW)
  4. 4- Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA)
  5. 5- British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA)
  6. 6- PKPU Indonesia
  7. 7- Charity Australia International (CAI)
  8. 8- ICNA Relief Canada (IRC)
  9. 9- Islamic Aid Bangladesh (IAB)
  10. 10- Small Kindness Bangladesh (SKB)
  11. 11- Sarendeb Foundation for Relief & Development Sri Lanka (SFRD)
  12. 12- AMAL Malaysia
  13. 13- Cansuyu Turkey
  14. 14- UK Islamic Mission London (UKIM)
  15. 15- Helping Hand for Relief & Development (HHRD) USA
  16. 16- Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) Turkey
  17. 17- Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) Turkey
  18. 18- Besir Foundation Turkey
  19. 19- Deniz Feneri Turkey
  20. 20- IHH Turkey
  21. 21- Doctors Worldwide (DWW) Turkey
  22. 22- Bangladesh Doctors Forum (BDF)
  23. 23- Islamic Medical Association Lebanon (IMALB)
  24. 24- Islamic Medical Association Malaysia (IMAM)
  25. 25- Rohingya Federation of Arakan (RFA)
  26. 26- Hayrat Aid Turkey
  27. 27- Diyanet Foundation Turkey
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Mr. Amjad Islam Amjad Visits AKFP Head Office Lahore

Famous Urdu poet, drama writer and lyricist Mr. Amjad Islam Amjad, receiver of Pride of Performance and Sitara e Imtiaz, visited AKFP head office in Lahore today. While meeting with Mr. Abdus Shakoor, President AKFP, he encouraged the services done by AKFP for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh. He also contributed financially towards this great cause.

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AKFP Women Wing Trust Donates PKR 2.5 million for Aghosh Alkhidmat Murree

Lahore: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Women Wing (Trust) President Navida Anees presented a cheque worth PKR 2.5 million to AKFP President Abdus Shakoor earlier this week at AKFP Head Office in Lahore. AKFP Senior Vice President Syed Ihsan Ullah Waqas was also present on the occasion.

The donation amount is supposed to be used for construction work at Aghosh Alkhidmat Murree. The Aghosh Home is currently in final phase of its completion.

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AKFP Women Wing Distributes Winter Packages Among 100 Families

Alkhdiamt Foundation Pakistan Women Wing Punjab region distributed winter packages among needy families in District Bahawalpur. As many as 100 families benefitted from the distribution.

At the winter package distribution ceremony, Member Punjab Assembly Dr. Syed Waseem Akhtar was chief guest while AKFPWW Punjab region President Kausar Sadiq and AKFPWW Bahawalpur chapter President Bushra Waheed were also present.

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Ambassador Appreciation Ceremony Held to Honor Young Volunteers

Lahore: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan’s Volunteer Management department held “Ambassador Appreciation Ceremony” to honor the young volunteers from across the country who make Alkhidmat Youth Gathering 2.0 a successful event. AKFP President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor, AKFP Assistant Secretary General Ahmad Jamil Rashid, AKFP Executive Director Shahid Iqbal, AKFP General Manager Programs Sufyan Khan and other officials were present on the occasion.

At the ceremony, the volunteers were given away honorary awards and special gifts for their active role in mainstreaming of AKFP projects. The AKFP ambassadors also shared their experience of working on different projects of the organization and their vision regarding volunteerism.

Performance of Orphan Family Support Program Reviewed

Lahore: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor chaired Annual Board Meeting of Orphan Family Support Program (OFSP) on Sunday in Lahore. During the meeting, the annual performance reports of the program were presented to the participants while planning for the year 2018 was also undertaken. General Manager Programs Sufyan Khan was also present on the occasion.

Earlier on Saturday, a quarterly review and planning meeting of Alkhidmat Orphan Family Support Program was also held in Lahore. All regional coordinators of the program attended the meeting. Senior Program Manager Yasir Altaf chaired the session.

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AKFP Volunteers Management and Riphah Social Welfare Department RIU Sign MoU for Bilateral Collaboration

Rawalpindi: In a bid enhance bilateral collaboration between the two organizations in terms of social work and volunteer activities, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Alkhidmat Volunteer Management DMC and Riphah Social Welfare Department RIU (RSWD) in Rawalpindi.

According to a statement released by the Department of Media & Public Relations, Director Coordination & Development Rizwan Baig said the agreement will support both the organizations to excel in social & volunteer services. He also appreciated the strong collaboration and sincere efforts of Riphah International University.

Meanwhile, Director Riphah Social welfare department Dr. Azhar Haleem said that the MOU will open more opportunities for the students of Riphah International University to groom themselves in social and development sector. He said he is happy to share that RIU will cooperate with AKFP in every field including promotions, trainings, medical camps, volunteer engagement or project research.

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AKFP Inaugurates Child Protection and Rehabilitation Center for Street Children in Gujranwala

Gujranwala: In a bid to ensure education for street children, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Punjab chapter has successfully inaugurated another Alkhidmat Child Protection and Rehabilitation Center in district Gujranwala. The center will responsible for provision of basic education facilities to the street children free of cost. Locals and representatives of the AKFP were present at the inaugural ceremony. On the occasion, books and winter clothes were also distributed among the street children.

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AKFP Distributes Interest Free Loans Among 82 Small Traders

Multan: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Multan chapter distributed interest-free loans among as many as 82 small traders in Multan to help them improve their businesses under Alkhidmat Mawakhat Program. Cheques worth 18 lakh 50 thousand rupees were distributed on the occasion. AKFP Assistant Secretary General Mian Babur Hameed and AKFP Multan President Dr. Safdar Iqbal Hashmi were also present at the cheque distribution ceremony.

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AKFP Multan Arranges Free Medical Screening, Eye Camp at Local Factory

Multan: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Multan chapter has arranged a free eye camp Solex Chemicals Private Limited in Multan. A team of expert doctors examined the eyes of more than 300 poor workers of the factory and also provided them with free-of-cost medicines and eye glasses. AKFP Multan President Dr. Safdar Iqbal Hashmi was also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, the AKFP workers also arranged Free Medical Screening Camp for Hepatitis B,C & RBS at Multan Industrial State where a large of number of factory workers were examined for the dangerous diseases.

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20 Free Wheelchairs Distributed in Multan

Multan: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Punjab chapter distributed free wheelchairs among as many as 20 deserving handicaps in Multan.

AKFP Senior Vice President Ihsanullah Waqas, Rao Muhammad Zafar (President Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Punjab region) and Khawaja Muhammad Shafiq (Chairman All Pakistan Chambers of Traders) were present on the occasion.

It may also be noted here that Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan regularly distributes free wheelchairs across Pakistan with an aim to reach out every handicapped person in the country under its Community Service program.

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AKFP Distributes Relief Goods Among Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Ankara: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has successfully completed another phase of distribution of relief goods among the Syrian refugee families in Turkey. The relief activity was implemented in collaboration with Turkish partner organization HAYRAT Foundation. On the occasion, Food Packages were distributed among refugees living relief camps in Şantıurfa city of Turkey.

It is also worth mentioning here that Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is continuously engaged in relief activities for Syrian refugees along with its Turkish welfare organization partners since 2012.