Rohingya Record Breaker Football Event 2018
One Nation intends to break the Guinness world record for the longest ever football match. The current record stands at 108 hours with 36 players.
To break the world record, all 36 players must remain within the pitch vicinity throughout the entire 109 hours, we do not expect any single player to play for the entire time. The 36 players will be scheduled to come on and off the pitch on a balanced shift pattern allowing all the players an opportunity to revitalise and receive sports physiotherapy all on site.
By the end of September 2017, nearly half a million Rohingya had fled Burma, which the UN has confirmed and condemned as ethnic cleansing by the Burmese government. Satellite imagery showed almost a total destruction of 284 villages, where the total Rohingya population in Burma having been estimated to be approximately 1.2 million. This means that over a third of the community have been evicted from the country within just over a month, whilst tens of thousands have also been displaced within the country’s borders.
One Nation has been supporting the people of Rohingya in Burma for many years now but since the mass exodus of Rohingya arriving in Bangladesh, One Nation has been providing shelters and food parcels to thousands of victims of the ethnic genocide.
How will RB4R benefit?
Three quarters of a million people have crossed the border from Burma to Bangladesh to escape prosecution and genocide, where the Burmese military groups were setting their villages on fire and murdering the helpless local Rohingya community. As you can imagine majority of the Rohingya became refugees with very little personal items they could save or carry and in many cases left their homes empty handed.
One Nation has been supporting the people of Rohingya in Burma for many years now but since the mass exodus of Rohingya arriving in Bangladesh. One Nation has been providing medical aid, shelters, mosques, water pumps and food parcels to thousands of victims of the ethnic genocide in the world’s biggest refugee camp (Kutopolong) on the Bangladesh and Burma border.
With the RB4R event, we are aiming to develop two hundred and fifty shelters which will provide housing for up to fifteen hundred men, women and children as well as a minimum of twelve water pumps which will provide clean running water.
The world record breaking attempt shall be held in West Gate School, Glenfield Road, Leicester, LE3 6DG.
Monday, 30th July 2018 – Friday 3rd August 2018.