Efforts to Help the Rohingyas Never Lessens

Aksi Cepat Tanggap, as one of the humanitarian organizations with support from the Indonesian people, delivered food aid packages and various kinds of aid to the Rohingyas. The food aid included iftar and suhoor meals for a whole month. Campaigns also continue to be massively promoted by ACT to deliver eid packages and prayer kits.

A Rohingya child receives food aid.
A Rohingya child receives food aid. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, COX’S BAZAR – The Rohingyas escaped Myanmar to leave their terrible memories in their homeland. They hope to live in peace. However, the effort to achieve peace in the new place doesn’t go smoothly.

In the first three months of 2021, Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar have been on fire twice. First was the fire on January 14, 2021, which burnt 550 shelters for 3,500 Rohingyas, 150 shops, and a public facility owned by a non-profit organization around the camp. The second fire was on March 22, 2021, which burnt thousands of shelters, caused 15 casualties, and affected 47,000 Rohingyas. 

Sometime after the fire, various aid programs from many humanitarian organizations were held , such as relocation assistance, psychology and mental health support, immunizations for children, food aid, and other kinds of assistance.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap, as one of the humanitarian organizations with support from the Indonesian people, delivered food aid packages and other kinds of aid. ACT’s food aid included iftar and suhoor meals for a whole month. Campaigns also continue to be massively promoted by ACT to deliver eid packages and praying tools.

“We will continue to promote the campaign so that there will be more Indonesians assisting the Rohingyas,” said Firdaus Guritno from the ACT’s Global Humanity Response.

Firdaus added that, from food aid only, the Indonesian benefactors have helped to ease the burden of the Rohingyas in performing acts of worship in Ramadan. With more assistance, it will be greatly more beneficial to them. “Hopefully, our effort to help the Rohingyas will never be lessened,” hoped Firdaus.[]