Burma Task Force (BTF) is a coalition of 19 US and Canadian Muslim organizations, including our parent organization, Justice For All, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to advocating for the Rohingya and ending genocide in Burma.
BTF was originally founded in 2013 in response to systematic attacks by the untra-nationalists buddhists supported by gov military and security forces in the August of 2012 against the Rohingya minority leading to hundreds of deaths and thousands of casualties.
BURMA TASK FORCE STRATEGIC GOALS
1 - Recognition of the situation as a genocide.
Genocide is defined in Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) as "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
2 - Establishment of a UN-defended safe zone in Myanmar.
As called for by the Bangladeshi prime minister, a safe zone manned by UN peacekeepers with a mandate to defend and protect needs to be established in Burma.
3 - Transport of emergency aid supplies via airlift to refugee camps.
Ask your country to send emergency aid supplies, including: food, medicine, and tents via airlift as major ground transport is near impossible into refugee camps.
4 - Enforcement of sanctions against the Burmese regime.
Demand that sanctions be reimposed on the Burmese regime, excluding any sanctions on food and medicine.
Burma Task Force organizes campaigns, call-in-days, projects, demonstations and other events that have produced many successful results including President Obama speaking up about the Rohingya during his trip to Burma; discussions with refugee and human rights organizations to improve the treatment of Rohingya refugees in India, Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh; and strategic planning meetings with the OIC Ambassador.