Food Packages Distributed to Most Populated Rohingya Refugee Camp This Ramadan

Food packages were distributed in Kutupalong refugee camp which is the most densely populated refugee camp for the Rohingya in Bangladesh. This assistance is expected to be able to meet the food needs of Rohingya refugees during Ramadan.

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One of the Rohingya in Kutupalong refugee camp receives a food package from Indonesian donors through ACT. (ACT News).

ACTNews, COX'S BAZAR – More than 890 thousand Rohingya refugees who live in Katupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh, are forced to live in hardship during the month of Ramadan. Based on data compiled by the Global Humanity Network team from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), there are various humanitarian problems that afflict the refugees, among which is food insecurity.

According to Firdaus Guritno from the Global Humanity Network team - Aksi Cepat Tanggap, there are hundreds of thousands of cases of dire food insecurity among Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar.

This is exacerbated by the poor condition of the shelters they live in. The refugees in Kutupalong refugee camp live in very rudimentary shelters made of bamboo, with nothing to sleep on but tarpaulin sheets.

They can barely buy something for suhoor and iftar because they don’t have any money. It’s not that they don’t want to work harder to make ends meet, but jobs have been scarce in the camp.

To alleviate the burden on their shoulder, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) distributed staple food packages to help them fulfill their need for food during the month of Ramadan.

"On April 10, more than 1,700 Rohingya refugees received food packages which were distributed in Kutupalong refugee camp. The packages contained various types of staple food that would at least be able to meet their food needs for the next two months," said Firdaus.

However, Firdaus emphasized that the number of beneficiaries is only small compared to the total Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar who need food assistance. Therefore, Firdaus invites the generous donors to continue to provide their best assistance so that similar humanitarian programs can be carried out again during this month of Ramadan. []