You hear the sound of gunfire. Soldiers are storming your village. Houses go up in flames. It's time to flee...what would you take with you?
This was the reality for people seeking refuge who fled Myanmar in fear of their lives.
Hundreds of thousands of people are now in the largest refugee camp in the world – Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The camp is spread across nearly 6,000 acres and is mainly forest land that was cleared for the exodus of refugees from Myanmar.
But this crisis has been forgotten. It's no longer on the front pages. No longer at the top of everyone's minds. And certainly not on top of the priority list for the international community. These families still desperately need you to help.
We must expose the truth about the continuing plight of the Rohingya community and get the world to stand up, listen and act.
Let the New Zealand Ambassador to Myanmar, Steve Marshall, know that you stand with the Rohingya people and call on him to support immediate sanctions against the thirteen Myanmar military officials implicated in crimes against humanity.