(BANGKOK, September 2022)—Between July and September 2022, Fortify Rights administered more than US$42,000 in 13 emergency grants, all of which went directly to Myanmar human rights defenders and refugees at risk. Six different emergency fund mechanisms provided the financial support for ten Myanmar human rights defenders and their families facing reprisals from the Myanmar junta and three Rohingya refugee human rights defenders facing security threats in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. The grants helped ensure safe relocations, access to legal support and medical assistance, and other critical resources to ensure their safety and dignity.

Since the coup in Myanmar on February 1, 2021, Fortify Rights has secured more than US$730,000 in emergency assistance to support more than 600 human rights defenders and their families facing security risks due to their human rights activism. Fortify Rights has also secured nearly US$61,279 in emergency assistance during the past year to support refugee human rights defenders living under threats and persecution in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Malaysia. 

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