Rohingya women and children are seen waiting to be treated last month in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
“We (Vietnamese refugees) had to flee once when we were persecuted by our own government and find safety and a home somewhere else. It’s the exact situation Rohingya people are facing at the moment.”
Mr Habiburahman said he greatly appreciated the efforts of the Vietnamese community.
“It will help send a clear message to locals and other communities why we are trying to raise funds and who we are trying to help,” he said.
“Although the [financial] contribution of each community is important to raise public awareness, it is not enough.”
According to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, in 2018 Australia was the third-largest donor to the displaced Rohingya communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
“Australia has already provided $70 million to the crisis through Australian aid agencies and UNHCR, but financial aid serves a temporary purpose,” he said.
The UN’s Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, released last week, called for Myanmar’s military, which holds a quarter of all seats in the parliament, to be completely removed from politics.
The report also laid out in detail human rights violations by Myanmar’s military towards Rohingya Muslims.
“Without international [political] interference, the Burmese government will not work with the UN and we won’t see any improvement on ground for even the next 10 years,” Mr Habiburahman said.