Gifts for Rohingya Refugees

I am creating this blog post today to bring maximum awareness to the crisis, challenges, hardships faced by Rohingya Refugees. We must never forget the greatest tragedy of all time that happened in the face of Tula Toli Massacre where thousands and thousands innocent lives were mutilated in the name of heinous crime known as ethnic cleansing. No words can ever describe the pain and suffering of Rohingya Refugees. Today they need our support in any shape and form from all around the world. We should come forward as a humanity and embrace this most persecuted nation of the world. They deserve to have their human rights and a secure place to which they can call home.

Today many NGOs are coming forward and are providing initiatives for Rohingya Refugees to restore their lives. One such UK based organization is called Hands4Rohingya that have undertaken and worked very closely with Rohingya Refugees in the camps.

Testimony Tailors is a sewing cooperation, which is one of the many projects overseen and run by Hands4Rohingya charity organization. Rohingya Refugees who have been survivors of rape and genocide run Testimony Tailors. These courageous women are trying their best to create cycle of work by sewing clothes for kids and women and giving them as a gift to another Rohingya refugee in the camp.

This is my second blog post that I wanted to do to once again create awareness around this humanitarian project. We all can play our part of spreading the word about Testimony Tailors by re-blogging this blog post, so Testimony Tailors can get maximum exposure on social media. Even one donation towards the gift item will help them tremendously. Change does not happen overnight. It is a constant process and a struggle. Most of us have the gift of writing. Today we can show the world the power of pen and contribute towards greater good.

I am providing the links below for Testimony Tailors. Please click on the link and read the “About” session to gain more awareness and details about the project. There is also a short documentary video made by Shafiur Rahman in the “About” session that shows horrific stories of these survivors.

I would strongly encourage and request my followers, fellow bloggers to please re-blog this appeal on their websites for even a day to create awareness. I would request my readers to share this post on their Facebook to bring attention towards the most persecuted people of the world.

Links for Testimony Tailors:

https://testimonytailors.com/

Blog Post written by Noor Reflection with permission from Jamila Hanan.

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How can I help?

I decided to do this blog post as I get asked how can one help in supporting a humanitarian cause be it helping Rohingya Refugees, victims of terrorists attacks, natural disaster, violence, health matters, importance of education, or any number of other issues that are happening around the globe. I myself used to struggle around thinking of ways of giving my best back to humanity. However, we all have limitations. Our limitations are around unable to travel to those parts of the world and physically helping those who are in great need of financial and medical aid. This does not mean that we should get disheartened and give up.  Take some time and read the following steps one can take and make a difference around the world even from their electronic devices. Always remember change is a constant process and does not happen overnight. One single step, even a thought of making a difference around the globe and reaching out starts the cycle of change and creates vibrations in the universe that overtime reaches out and affects everyone.

  1. Do your research by following and reading about various humanitarian projects, NGOs, Local Charities, Global Charities, Activists of peace promotion. Your research should include becoming aware of their global agenda, their mission, values and how do they acquire and spend funds.
  2. Make sure that the charity you wanted to support is a registered charity and abide by their countries rules and regulations.
  3. Your research should also include getting to know their partners and how they operate.
  4. Write to them and find out how you can contribute and volunteer. Most NGOs and charities are running programs, which they need help create awareness, raise donations, and assist them in setting up charitable events, creating posters, sometimes even picking up the phone and making a call to reach out to the public.
  5. Connect with their volunteer program, start by getting yourself registered, and complete the screening.
  6. If you have a social media account, actively promote their campaign by writing about it, retweeting their tweets, liking and sharing their posts on your timeline.
  7. Participate and do active networking among other volunteers.
  8. If you have your own blog, you can create a section on your blog to highlight important missions, raise awareness around their event or donation campaign.
  9. Find a local shelter or a food bank who in certain months connect with Global charities to raise funds, medical aid supplies, perishable items, household items from blankets to coats to get donated to under privileged countries.
  10. Motivate a family member or a friend and bring them along to the food drives. More hands – better results.
  11. Start your tag and contribute to it. Tags helps in long run to consolidate information on the net. Share and promote your tag for others to do the same.
  12. Talk to your doctor or specialist and inquire about if they are working on any WHO initiatives make yourself available to them if they need volunteers to organize a walk and create awareness.
  13. If you spot a young kid selling boxes of cookies other items to raise funds for local charities, support them if you can.
  14. If you have a special talent in writing, painting other forms on art, create awareness with your words and arts.
  15. Above all, take pride in what you do and remember one man has a power to make a change.

 

This blog post is evergreen and I will be adding more ways one can use towards helping humanity. Please do add your comments or thoughts, as it will help others to find their path.

 

Noor Reflection

Testimony Tailors

Around the globe, March 8 is marked as International Woman’s Day. Each year on this day women are given tribute for their accomplishments, hardships, and struggles. History is full of stories where women have worked hard to establish and embark their own self-identity. In today’s time Testimony Tailors is a name that is one of an emerging examples that shows such strength and courage of Rohingya Refugees woman who have been the victim of genocide.

Tula Toli massacre in Myanmar is one shameful truth of today’s time that happened to Rohingya people. The Rohingya people are the ethnic minority group that mostly resides in the northern region of Myanmar called Rakhine State. They are Muslims and are the most persecuted minorities of the world. The Tula Toli massacre was the mass killing of Rohingya people that took place under the Myanmar military clearance operation destroying the whole village and brutally killing men, women and children.

I learned about the works of Testimony Tailors through my twitter feed. I was deeply moved by the bravery of these women who do not want to give up, and wants to rebuild their lives. Even with very limited resources, they supported each other in Bangladesh camps and taught one another how to use a sewing machine.

Please click on the link below to gain awareness around Testimony Tailors and to learn how these women are surviving in difficult times. Today they need our help, support in any shape and form. They are part of us. There should be no us and them. We need to support them for ourselves, for our children and for generations to come. Human beings deserve to dream and to prosper and no one should ever take this away from them.

 

Today I stand with Rohingya because I am Rohingya.

 

https://testimonytailors.com/about/

 

Post written by: Noor Reflection

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In the midst of events
When judgment is foggy
And pain unbearable
When night seems longer
And days are unhappy
I want to quit, run and hide
Letting my fears to win over me
But then I hear this voice
Gearing me in the direction I missed
Reminding me of my inner powers
Lifting my soul, bringing out my strength
To be a healer, a fighter, a hero
I bow my head in silence
To thank Him for not letting me give up.

Noor Reflection