Humanity Food Truck Serves Rohingya Refugees Every Day

For almost a week, the Humanity Food Truck has been serving the Rohingya refugees in Lhokseumawe, Aceh. On Tuesday (7/7), the mobile kitchen produced 550 meal packages for the refugees, volunteers and officials on duty.

Rohingya refugees in Lhokseumawe lining up in front of the Humanity Food Truck. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, LHOKSEUMAWE - Humanity Food Truck has been the Rohingyas in Lhokseumawe, Aceh. Tuesday (7/7) marked the sixth day of Humanity Food Truck’s operation for the Rohingyas in Peunteut Village, Blang Mangat Subdistrict.

"Alhamdulillah, this is the sixth day of Humanity Food Truck’s operation to serve the Rohingyas in Aceh. Today, we are distributing around 550 meal packages, divided in three meal times," said Yoga, a volunteer from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) North Aceh who is currently helping the Humanity Food Truck team.

Around 200 people benefitted from the free meal distribution every day. In addition to the Rohingyas, the Humanity Food Truck also serves food to the local residents, the military personnel, and the local police officers.

"For now, the Humanity Food Truck still focuses on serving the people in the refugee camp, so we produce hundreds of servings every day for refugees, volunteers, and officials involved," Yoga said.



Rohingya refugees lining up to receive free meals from the Humanity Food Truck. (ACTNews)

These free meals will continue to be provided to Rohingya refugees for some time to come. "Alhamdulillah, for now, the refugees' need for food has been fully provided by ACT. Insha Allah, ACT’s Humanity Food Truck will continue to serve the Rohingya survivors," Yoga explained.

ACT’s humanitarian actions show ACT’s dedication in supporting ethnic Rohingya the best they can. Humanity Food Truck arrived at Lhokseumawe along with ACT’s three other humanitarian vehicles on Wednesday (7/1) afternoon and immediately cooked meals for the refugees on the next day.

After a four-day journey from ACT’s Waqf Distribution Center in Gunung Sindur, Bogor, the mobile kitchen parked at the former immigration office of Lhokseumawe.

In addition to the Humanity Food Truck, ACT also sent the Humanity Water Truck and Pre-Hospital Ambulance to meet the refugees’ and locals’ need for clean water and medical assistance. Additionally, a pickup truck was also sent to Lhokseumawe to support the team’s humanitarian actions.

ACT Lhokseumawe strives to provide assistance to refugees. In addition to basic needs, the team also provides psychosocial assistance by inviting refugee children to play and study in the emergency school. []