ACT Sends Food Packages to Help Flood-Affected Rohingyas

ACT delivered food aid to Rohingya refugees afflicted with floods in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingya refugees are still stranded in evacuation sites.

ACT Sends Food Packages to Help Flood-Affected Rohingyas
ACT distributed food packages to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, COX'S BAZAR – A number of Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar Bangladesh had been hit by heavy rain until Tuesday (8/3/2021). The site where a million Rohingya refugees live had been submerged.

“Several refugee camps including the largest one, Camp Kutupalong, were affected by this disaster. Thousands of houses were damaged by flash floods and landslides. At least 14 people were killed, six of whom were Rohingya refugees,” reported Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Response team, Wednesday (8/4/2021).

Firdaus explained, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) immediately sent food aid to 1,200 Rohingya refugees across several evacuation sites. The food packages, which contain rice, beans, sugar, potatoes, cookies, and cooking oil, are expected to be able to ease the burden on the refugees. Amid the chaotic situation after the disaster, the refugees were extremely grateful for the assistance.

“The rain is expected to continue in Cox's Bazar for the next few days. It will take longer for the flood to recede. As a result, the suffering of thousands of Rohingya Muslims continues. We invite all Indonesian people to be able to provide the best assistance for the refugees,” said Firdaus. []