Waqf Well: A Solution to the Water Crisis Faced by Rohingyas

Global Wakaf - ACT through the waqf well program is trying to bridge the beneficiaries with the needy, including the Rohingyas in Rakhine.

Rohingyas in U Yin Thar Village, Sittwe, Rakhine, using the waqf well. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, RAKHINE - Construction of the Waqf Well in U Yin Thar Village, Sittwe, Rakhine, continues as it was deemed essential. The locals have been living in a water crisis for years.

Firdaus Guritno from the Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap reported that construction continued in the first week of November. "The conditions are still very limited, for example, there are 2,600 families in the area, but only two wells are available that can support only 50 families. Their needs are far from being sufficiently met,” said Firdaus, Friday (11/13).

Pump wells or tube wells are wells that can only last for a maximum period of 4 years. Firdaus said that many water sources have dried up, rendering the old wells unusable.

Water crisis is one of the problems faced by the Rohingyas, both those living in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, "To alleviate their problems, we need your continuous support. We hope that your assistance will solve their problem,” concluded Firdaus. []