March 2017: Diaconia Connections

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The children in these pictures are Rohingya.
The Rohingya are a Muslim minority who have lived in Burma for centuries.
They have a rich and beautiful culture.

However, these pictures were not taken in Burma. They were taken in refugee camps and in Milwaukee.
Officially, the Rohingya are denied citizenship in Burma. They are a stateless people.

On October 9, 2016, the Burmese government began their official "crackdown" on the Rohingya.
In February of 2017, UN officials and a report from the UNHCR declared that the Burmese government was
"ethnically cleansing" Burma of Rohingya. They are now considered the world's most-persecuted minority.

Two organizations in Milwaukee are fighting this injustice:
Diaconia Connections
provides aid and support to Rohingya in refugee camps—one of the few organiza-
tions able to work in Burma. SEA Literacy provides tutoring and educational services to Rohingya youth and
other refugees being resettled im Milwaukee.

Join us to learn more: 4751 N. Woodburn St. Whitefish Bay, WI 53211
Snacks and drinks provided / RSVP Appreciated but not required—414-964-9505

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