#LoveArmy raises over $1.5million for Rohingya crisis

One Young World Jérôme Jarre is at it again. After the overwhelming success of his #LoveArmy for Somalia and Puerto Rico campaigns, Jérôme has once again leveraged his multimillion social media following to drive support for another humanitarian cause: the Rohingya crisis.

With the help of fellow OYW Ambassador Juanpa Zurita and other influencers, the #LoveArmyForRohingya campaign has raised over $1.5 million in just two days.

 

 

With the fundraising effort launched on GoFundMe, 100% of the donations will provide support for food, clean drinking water and other supplies. 

 

“The refugees arrive having eaten little if anything in days, and with just the clothes on their backs. Children are especially vulnerable to human trafficking, servitude, and abuse, as many have become separated from their families.

“Once they arrive in the tent cities (without any sanitation), the daily struggle continues to access clean water and food.”

The Rohingyas have been described as “ one of the most persecuted minorities in the world”, having been left stateless and unrecognised by the government of Myanmar for decades. The predominately Buddhist government has denied them citizenship and claims they are illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.  

The majority of the 1 million Rohingya people had settled in Rakhine State of Myanmar – but now over half a million have fled persecution and the destruction of their homes in what is said to be the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. More than 600,000 people have fled into Bangladesh, bringing the total number of refugees there to around 900,000.

At the latest One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Jérôme presented his latest project in Somalia which equips young people on the ground in Somalia with mobile phones to receive direct donations and document how the supported is being utilized, thereby ensuring donations reach their designated target most effectively. 

You can support Love Army for Rohingya by visiting: https://www.gofundme.com/love-army-for-rohingya