Ronaldo for Rohingya: Real Madrid star urges the world to help Myanmar’s Muslim refugees

01:49 PM | 16 Feb, 2018
Ronaldo for Rohingya: Real Madrid star urges the world to help Myanmar’s Muslim refugees
COX’S BAZAR – Portugal’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has publicly urged the international community to support Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.

“One world where we all love our children,” the 33-year-old Real Madrid sensation said in a Twitter post on Thursday, featuring photos of himself with his children and a Rohingya man with his child at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

At least 688,000 refugees have fled Burma’s Rakhine State since the Tatmadaw army began “clearing operations” against the militant Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Aug 25. The military has since been accused of mass killings, rape and arson against Muslim villages.

The United Nations has estimated that around half of the almost one million people in Bangladeshi refugee camps are children. Many are at risk of severe malnutrition and disease outbreaks in the squalid conditions.

Ronaldo’s tweet included a link to a fundraising page for Save the Children’s Rohingya Crisis Children’s Relief Fund. Along with other celebrities like Jennifer Garner and Dakota Fanning, the Real Madrid forward is an official ambassador for the international non-profit.

According to the charity, donations will “help provide as many children and families as possible with life-saving support – water, food and shelter. Through your generosity, we also care for children coping with tragedy and reunite lost children with their families.”

Ronaldo, one of world's richest athletes, is also actively involved in various charity works. He is an ambassador Save the Children, Unicef and World Vision and 2015 was topped the list of most charitable sports stars. In 2011, Ronaldo sold his European golden boot trophy for £1.2million at an auction for raising funds towards building schools in war-torn Gaza. In 2013. He sold his 2013 Ballon d'Or trophy at a charity auction for children with life-threatening and terminally-ill children.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

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US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
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Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
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