Burma: Presentation and photo exhibit about the persecution of the Rohingya in Burma | Event, Friday May 5 in Mississaugua, Ontario

Horror and Hate: Presentations and a photo exhibit about the persecution of the Rohingya in Burma

When: Friday, May 5, 2017 (Program: 7 pm-9 pm | Photo Exhibit 6 pm-9 pm)

Where: Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga.

This free event showcases 30 photos by Andrew Day and presentations by:

  • Jean-Nicolas Beuze Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada;
  • Anwar Arkani Founder Rohingya Association of Canada (RAC);
  • Ahmed Ramadan Outreach Coordinator Burma Task Force; and,
  • A message from Paul D. Copeland, Burma Monitor for Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada.

Andrew Day & Liz Mys are world renowned photographers who also work as aid developers and coordinators for Rohingya in South Asia providing health care, education, and living support for refugees. They are authors of “GYA Arakan” a book about the struggle of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

This event is hosted by Canadians in Support of Refugees in Dire Need (CSRDN) & the Burma Task Force and supported by: the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM); Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada; the Rohingya Association of Canada; and, Amnesty International/Canada.


Impoverished and isolated, the Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar) have been described as “the most persecuted people on earth.” Yet, these victims of repeated crimes against humanity have suffered in silence and despair for decades.

Now, with their homeland ravaged by a fresh outburst of violence, amidst widespread reports of murder, ethnic cleansing, rape and arson, Canadian humanitarian groups are demanding an end to the persecution of the Rohingya.

Rohingya are indigenous to Rakhine (formerly named Arkan) state living in their ancestral lands for centuries. There are a million Rohingya suffering in Rakhine and over a million refugees outside Burma. Since 1978, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled the Burmese state of Rakhine. A UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma recently declared the latest surge in violence “indicates the government may be trying to expel the Rohingya population from the country altogether.”

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