International Women's Day Celebration at Rohingya Refugee Camp in Lhokseumawe

International Women's Day Celebration’s activities at the Rohingya Camp BLK, Lhokseumawe, range from cooking Rohingya specialties to educating children through games.

Rohingya children
During game activities, the team educates Rohingya children. (ACTNews/ Muhammad Alfian)

ACTNews, LHOKSEUMAWE – On Tuesday (3/8/2022), several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) held activities at the Rohingya Camp BLK, Lhokseumawe, to commemorate International Women's Day, which falls every March 8.

Among these non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were the Solidarity Action Care Foundation (YSAP), the Geutayoe Foundation, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The activities included playing children's games, cooking Rohingya lurifida specialties, and educating Rohingya children.

This celebration also helped to revitalize the Rohingya ethnic culture. According to Rozi Haristia, a member of the Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia Team (MRI) and one of the event coordinators, there was a knowledge exchange between survivors and volunteers.

"Rohingya survivors prepare their signature dish, lurifida. They have always wanted to cook together and make Rohingya specialties, and the team involved also helps with curry," Rozi explained.

Volunteers held many games at the Lhokseumawe Rohingya BLK camp, such as carrying flour in one hand, blowing a ball, and other games. The volunteers also educated Rohingya children. []