SB-2018-19-002: Create Awareness on Rohingya Refugees Fleeing to Bangladesh from Genocide in Myanmar (Burma)

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Senate Bill No.: SB-2018-19-002 Date: September 26, 2018 Authored by: Alexandra Satarova, Senator of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Referred to: External Affairs Committee Rec: Senate Action: October 08, 2019 Title: CREATE AWARENESS ON ROHINGYA REFUGEES FLEEING TO BANGLADESH FROM GENOCIDE IN MYANMAR (BURMA)

1. WHEREAS: The Associated Students, Inc. (AS) is the official voice of over 38,000 students at California State University Northridge; AND

2. WHEREAS: AS is the primary advocate for students at CSUN and provides excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to create and enhance a spirited, learning focused campus environment; AND

3. WHEREAS: Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a country of 55 million people, mostly Buddhist with a Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority of approximately 1.3 million (The World Factbook, CIA); AND

4. WHEREAS: The current government in Myanmar deprives Rohingya people from their rights, by denying them citizenship, excluding them from census, and refusing to recognize them as people; AND

5. WHEREAS: Nearly 700,000 Rohingya people have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017, driven by escalating violence and human rights abuses; entire villages were burned to the ground, families were separated and killed, women were raped (United Nations Human Rights); AND

6. WHEREAS: The Joint Response Plan, that was launched in Geneva and it requests US$951 million to provide life-saving assistance to 1.3 million people, including Rohingya refugees and local host communities (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs); THEREFORE LET IT BE

1. RESOLVED: That the Associated Students at CSU Northridge condemns the actions of the Myanmar government and asks them immediately to stop persecuting the Rohingya people; AND LET IT BE FURTHER

2. RESOLVED: That the Associated Students strongly supports the Joint Response Plan, to provide life-saving assistance to Rohingya refugees and local host communities (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs); AND LET IT BE FURTHER

3. RESOLVED: That the Associated Students recommends the United Nations Human Rights Council to act now and to create justice for Rohingya victims of crimes in Myanmar; AND LET IT BE FINALLY

4. RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution be distributed widely, including but not limited to the following: • The Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington • United Nations Human Rights Council • Dianne Harrison, CSUN President • CSUN Today • The Daily Sundial