Office of the Chief Rabbi

Chief Rabbi: “The inexcusable suffering of the Rohingya is a stain on the conscience of humanity”

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh due to the continued persecution and destruction of their homes, which has resulted in a severe humanitarian crisis.

In response, three large Jewish humanitarian organisations have come together from across the world in a joint campaign to help the Rohingya; World Jewish Relief in the UK, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and Israeli-based humanitarian aid agency IsraAid.

The Chief Rabbi backed the campaign with the following message:

“The inexcusable suffering of the Rohingya is a stain on the conscience of humanity and represents a failure to act upon our commitment to protect the most vulnerable people in our world. I urge every person who is able, to support the efforts of World Jewish Relief and others and to ease the suffering of the Rohingya.”

To find out more about this campaign, visit: https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/news/596-jewish-humanitarian-agencies-create-united-rohingya-response

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