Reducing Water Crisis in Myanmar through Seven Waqf Wells

Indonesian benefactors provided seven Waqf Wells to solve the water crisis that hit the Rohingya IDPs in Rakhine, Myanmar. Construction was carried out in two villages in the Sittwe Region. At least 1500 Rohingya IDPs can meet their water needs through these waqf wells.

Rohingya IDPs
Rohingya IDPs in Sittwe, Rakhine, Myanmar excitedly welcome these Seven Waqf Wells. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SITTWE – Indonesian benefactors continue to help the Rohingya IDPs. ACT provided seven Waqf Wells to solve the water crisis that hit the Rohingya IDPs in Rakhine, Myanmar.  

The construction of the seven wells was carried out in two villages, where the IDPs take shelter, in the Sittwe region, Rakhine, namely Ba Dwu Pha Village and Oo Village. At least 1,500 Rohingya refugees can meet their water needs thanks to this assistance.

Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Response team says that the condition of clean water in the two villages is poor. Water is still limited. Residents get water from rivers or other water sources that are far from where they live.

“The IDPs were enthusiastic when ACT team came to their area to build Waqf Well. The IDPs also worked together so that the construction of the well can be completed quickly," said Firdaus, Friday (8/13/2021).

Firdaus explains that the wells built for the Rohingyas IDPs are pump wells. ACT team will be doing maintenance in the next few years.

“We invite all Generous Friends to continue to help the availability of Waqf Wells for Rohingya IDPs. The Rohingya IDPs need support from many parties to reduce the clean water crisis. As human beings, we need to help each other,” concluded Firdaus.[]