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Briefing: Rohingya Genocide March 28 1:30 PM Rayburn 2075

Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh 2017 credit:Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images


TWO YEARS SINCE THE US ROHINGYA GENOCIDE DETERMINATION

 

Congressional briefing hosted by Campaign for a New Myanmar, Emgage, International Campaign for the Rohingya, and Genocide Watch

 

Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm EDT

Location: Rayburn House Office Building (Room 2075)

 

This month marks the second anniversary of the US Rohingya genocide determination issued in the wake of the Myanmar military coup of 2/1/21. This briefing will focus on the current situation of the Rohingya inside and outside Burma and how the US government is playing its part to solve the crisis.

 

PROGRAM

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks (5 minutes)

 

Iman Awad, Emgage

Simon Billenness, International Campaign for the Rohingya

Kristiana Kuqi, Campaign for a New Myanmar

 

Panel 1: The Situation of the Rohingya (Two-Prong) (25 mins)

  • Refugees in Bangladesh and other countries

  • People still in Burma/Rakhine State

 

Introductions: Lucky Karim, International Campaign for the Rohingya

  • Lucky Karim

  • Yasmin Ullah

  • Reza Uddin 

 

Panel 2: Solutions (15 mins)

  • Sanctions

  • Humanitarian relief

  • Legal  

 

Introductions: Kristiana Kuqi, Campaign for a New Myanmar

  • Panel 1 speakers

  • Dan Sullivan, Refugees International

  • Carolyn Nash - Amnesty International USA

  • Dr. Gregory Stanton, Genocide Watch

  • Simon Billenness - International Campaign for the Rohingya

 

Panel 3: The US Government Response (15 mins)

 

Introductions: Iman Awad, Emgage

 

US Administration officials and Members of Congress - invited

 

Sponsoring Organizations: Action Corps, Campaign for a New Myanmar, Emgage, Insight Myanmar, International Campaign for the Rohingya, Genocide Watch, Refugees International, US Campaign for Burma, and 21 Wilberforce.

 

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