Food Aid Distributed to Rohingya Families in Buthidaung

This March, Aksi Cepat Tanggap sent staple food packages to hundreds of Rohingya families in Buthidaung to help them with their daily needs. The food distribution was the initial stage of aid distribution to provide food for them before Ramadan.

Rohingyas in Buthidaung, Rakhine, received food aid from ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, RAKHINE – A number of Rohingya population is still staying in their homeland in the Rakhine State in Myanmar. They live in an economically underprivileged condition. UNICEF reported that nearly 80 percent of families live below the poverty line and 60 percent of residents do not have access to clean water.

This March, Aksi Cepat Tanggap once again sent food packages to 100 Rohingya families in Buthidaung, to help them with their daily needs. Buthidaung is an area that is inhabited by many indigenous Rohingyas with a total population of 55,000 people spread across 60 villages.

Firdaus Guritno from the Global Humanity Response-Aksi Cepat Tanggap explained that the assistance for the Rohingyas is a form of generosity from the people of Indonesia for Muslim brothers and sisters affected by humanitarian crisis.

" The food distribution was the initial stage of aid distribution to provide food for them before Ramadan. Hopefully, in the month of Ramadan, Indonesian benefactors can once again support Rohingya families in Buthidaung,” explained Firdaus. []