In 2017, the year Humanity Rises launched, our efforts were focused on restoring dignity and igniting hope in the lives of refugees stuck in camps in Greece. Driven by refugees' requests, to support that mission, we installed outdoor gym parks inside refugee camps that helped lift the spirit of the entire camp. We believe physical exercise helps restore dignity and is the best way to rebuild the emotional strength refugees need to maintain the hope necessary to survive.
By the end of 2017, after 700,000+ Rohingya fled from Rakhine State after the Myanmar military initiated a targeted and systematic ethnic cleansing campaign, it became clear we needed to do something to help the innocent souls at the center of this unimaginable genocide. Our current mission is to alleviate suffering by supporting medical care to the stateless Rohingya people in Bangladesh. That care is focused on diseases, illnesses, and injuries ranging from third-degree burns, bullet wounds, rape-induced pregnancies, (including teenage girl rape victims), contusions, Diptheria, Cholera, severe dehydration, chest infections, eye infections, and beyond.
The Rohingya were tortured, raped, burned, and shot by the Myanmar military, forcing them to flee their villages, and are in desperate need of medical care. No living creature on earth should have to withstand one second of the unimaginable physical and emotional pain the Rohingya deal with every second of the day, and alleviating suffering through medical care reminds them that they are not forgotten.
Our fundamental belief is that during the world's darkest moments, light always shines through when humanity rises to help those affected by tragedy, and in helping to lift others, we lift ourselves.
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