ABOUT STEPS4MYANMAR CAMPAIGN
Myanmar is facing a humanitarian emergency, resulting from the military junta’s overthrow of a democratically- elected government and its violence against the protestors. United Myanmar Alliance and Partners Asia have teamed up to organize a 12 weeks virtual race to raise funds for food, shelter and medical supplies for the people of Myanmar. COME JOIN USWe need your help to lift Myanmar out of the current humanitarian crisis. By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves.-Aung San Suu Kyi AWARDS AND PRIZES Individuals and teams (of less than 10 team members) will work towards acheiving the overall fundraising and fitness goals while competing against other individuals and teams. Four prizes will be given at the end of our S4M. Top Individual FundraiserTop Individual with Furthest DistanceTop Team FundraiserTop Team with Furthest Distance The nascent Myanmar democracy, elected in 2015 and so carefully nurtured by its people, vanished on February 1, 2021 when the military ousted Myanmar’s elected government and imprisoned senior officials, including national leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ms. Aung Sun Suu Kyi and Mr. Win Myint, the country’s president. Enormous and sustained mass protests erupted throughout the country, as citizens demanded their duly-elected, peaceful government be reinstated. The military junta responded with ruthless and vindictive violence, at which they have excelled for the past five decades of rule. The killing of defiant protesters on the streets and citizens in their own homes, and the looting of private citizens’ homes and businesses by a military sworn to protect them continues to this day. As of early June, over 800 people have been killed including young children, and over 5,000 people have been arrested. The military’s brutal and barbaric treatment of detained activists has, however, strengthened the protesters’ solidarity and resolve against the military. Rural areas with widespread, fierce and sustained resistance to the junta’s rule have faced a brutal crackdown, including airstrikes to their villages. Escalating conflict in rural areas has forced over 500,000 people to become refugees, fleeing their villages and living in squalid conditions despite the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a humanitarian emergency. United Myanmar Alliance and Partners Asia are working with the grassroots organizations across the country to distribute funds to the people in need for food, shelter, clean water, and medical supplies. We request the international community to join us in our efforts to raise funds for the people of Myanmar.
COME JOIN US
We need your help to lift Myanmar out of the current humanitarian crisis.
By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves.
-Aung San Suu Kyi
AWARDS AND PRIZES
Individuals and teams (of less than 10 team members) will work towards acheiving the overall fundraising and fitness goals while competing against other individuals and teams. Four prizes will be given at the end of our S4M.
Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Individual with Furthest Distance
Top Team Fundraiser
Top Team with Furthest Distance