Who are the Uyghurs in China?
Uyghur, Chinese (Pinyin) Weiwu’er, also spelled Uygur or Uighur, a Turkic-speaking people of interior Asia. Uyghurs live for the most part in northwestern China, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region; a small number live in the Central Asian republics.
How many Uyghurs have been detained?
As of 2020, it was estimated that Chinese authorities may have detained up to 1.8 million people, mostly Uyghurs but also including Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other ethnic Turkic Muslims, Christians, as well as some foreign citizens including Kazakhstanis, in these secretive internment camps located throughout the region.
How do you treat Uyghurs?
Eight things you can do to help Uyghurs in a time of genocide
- CONTACT CONGRESS. Contact your member of Congress to urge them to support or co-sponsor:
- Stop Forced Labor. Endorse the global campaign for fashion brands to end complicity in Uyghur forced labour.
- Sign. Sign these petitions:
When did CCP take over Xinjiang?
Incorporation of Xinjiang into the People’s Republic of China
|13 October 1949
|Xinjiang Province, Republic of China
|PLA control of Xinjiang
|Republic of China lost Xinjiang Province to the People’s Republic of China
Where can I donate to Uyghur?
UHRP needs you—every donation counts Our work guides policymakers, and has been featured in over 30 news outlets worldwide, including the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. UHRP assists Uyghur refugees and camp survivors to reach safe haven and provide first-hand testimony.
Are Uyghurs in Afghanistan?
The Uyghur population in Afghanistan is estimated to be around 2,000 to 3,000. They arrived in waves, some as early as the 18th century. Many are second-generation immigrants with few links to China.