Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees

by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees
Food Package for 4,000 Families Rohingya Refugees

Dear 
Our respected donors


The ACT Foundation as one of the humanitarian organizations that delivered food aid packages and various kinds of aid to the Rohingyas. The Rohingyas escaped Myanmar to leave their terrible memories in their homeland. They hope to live in peace. However, the effort to achieve peace in the new place doesn’t go smoothly.

In the first three months of 2021, Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar have been on fire twice. First was the fire on January 14, 2021, which burnt 550 shelters for 3,500 Rohingyas, 150 shops, and a public facility owned by a non-profit organization around the camp. The second fire was on March 22, 2021, which burnt thousands of shelters, caused 15 casualties, and affected 47,000 Rohingyas. Sometime after the fire, various aid programs from many humanitarian organizations were held , such as relocation assistance, psychology and mental health support, immunizations for children, food aid, and other kinds of assistance.

The ACT Foundation, as one of the humanitarian organizations with support from the GlobalGiving donors delivered food aid packages for 300 families or 1500 family members in Cox’s Bazar, Camp 01 Block D1, Bangladesh. The food packages contained rice, cooking oil, onions, potatoes, salt, paper powder, turmeric, and sugar.

One of the beneficiaries said that the assistance she received can lighten her family’s economic burden. She’s glad since the food assistance can fulfill her family’s food needs in one month. Thank you so much for your generosity and kind support. 

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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, don't have food supplies enough. According to the ACT Teams on the ground explained that food insecurity among the Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar is already in an emergency phase.

“The Bangladeshi authority can't do much, since it is not a prosperous country. Most of the Rohingyas can only rely on assistance from countries other than Bangladesh to fulfill their food needs,” .

The ACT teams explained it’s not that the Rohingyas don’t want to strive to fulfill their own food needs, but there are just no available jobs in Cox’s Bazar, not even a casual job.

Food insecurity is one of the problems faced by the Rohingyas. Another problem that they are facing is the lack of proper housing, the Rohingyas in Camp Kutupalong live in shabby tents made of woven bamboo or tarp sheets, and much much more.

“If it rains, since there is a river near the camp, the camp often gets swept by a flood. Meanwhile, the dry season in Cox’s Bazar often turns the area barren, making it prone to wildfire. If a shelter catches fire, the fire will most likely spread to other shelters. It has happened several times,”.

Therefore, the ACT teams encouraged the Generous Friends to help the Rohingyas. Through the benefactors' kindness,  for the Rohingyas to get proper residence and enough food for their daily needs.

Any kind of assistance will be very helpful for them. It’s very important for us to bring happiness to our Rohingya Refugees. Thank you so much for your continues support. 

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Our respected donors across the globe


I am reaching you at this uncertain time that still faces every country across the globe. We hope that we could live as just befor the pandemic. 

I kindly inform you that, there are at least 1,300 Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, enjoyed nutritious meal packages delivered Aksi Cepat Tanggap. The meal distribution will last from October 30 to the end of November.

Firdaus Guritno from ACT Foundation ground team reported that the meal packages will be distributed at five locations namely Madrasah Darussalam, Camp 01 Kutupalong, Madrasah Darul Islam, Camp 04 Kutupalong, Balukhali Camp 09, Balukhali Camp 11, and Thaingkhali Camp 19.

“The meal packages are cooked by the refugee volunteers and partners. There is also a team in charge of distributing the packages to the residential areas. Rohingya refugees rarely consumed meat because they are economically weak. They depend solely on humanitarian aid,” 

According to sources, there are approximately 860,000 Rohingyas in camps in Cox's Bazar, which is considered to be the world’s largest refugee settlement. Some 150,000 Rohingyas also live in other countries in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Indonesia. Around 600,000 Rohingyas stay in Myanmar, some live in camps set up by the government in Rakhine State.

The Rohingya refugees delight to say thank you so much for your generousity and sincere support. Thank you so much and please stay safe and healthy.


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The Rohingyas have to face multiple problems during the rainy season. Apart from the food shortage, they also have to face an unpleasant condition when their shelters are flooded. As the rainy season approaches, the life of the Rohingyas in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, has been increasingly difficult. In late August, the torrential rain and flood damage some of the refugee shelters.

In September, apart from having to deal with heavy rains and flood, the Rohingyas, who have been solely dependent on humanitarian aid, are getting short of basic supplies. Firdaus of Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Global Humanity Response reported, to support the Rohingyas in this rainy season, ACT has delivered staple food packages. Hundreds of food packages were gradually delivered from September 10th-13rd, 2020 to refugees at Camp 5 Kutupalong.

He further mentioned the Rohingyas in Kutupalong are facing a dire situation because of the heavy rains that often lead to flooding that submerged the shelters of thousands of Rohingya families. “They are highly dependent on humanitarian assistance. We will continue to deliver our assistance to the Rohingyas in need," Firdaus concluded.

Finally, thank you very much for your kindness and generous support that benefit directly to Rohingya refugees. 

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Dear our respected donors across the globe,

The Rohingya refugees have been immensely grateful for the staple food and prepared meal packages that were distributed to support them during the pandemic. The life of the Rohingyas in their asylum country becomes even more difficult due to the pandemic that also affects the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

That afternoon, hundreds of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar were lining up neatly. Children, adults, even the elderly stood in line to receive food packages from Indonesian benefactors. To obey the health protocol, they maintained a safe distance between one another to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

The food packages were distributed in the middle of May to 150 families, or 800 Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. In addition to staple food packages, the team also distributed free meal packages to hundreds of refugees.

ACT Foundation have been distributed meal packages for 435 refugees as well. Alhamdulillah, they feel blessed for the meal packages that have supported them. The spreading pandemic of Coronavirus has worsened the Rohingyas’ life and their daily life is getting diificult,

During this pandemic, Rohingya refugees are in need of food, sanitary and health facilities. DW reported that around 15,000 Rohingya refugees are quarantined in refugee camps in Bangladesh. As of May 25, there were 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In response to this, a number of humanitarian organizations appealed to the international community to help Rohingya refugees with health facilities and nutritious food.

Meanwhile, We have distributed food package  as well for Rohingya refugees in Sittwe, Buthidaung, Myanmar. Rohingya refugees there kindly thank you very much for all of your support. 

Finally, We kindly thank you very much for your kindness and sincere help to support us. Please stay safe and healthy.

Warm regards,

Mohamad F. Amrullah 

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Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)

Location: Tangerang Selatan, Banten - Indonesia
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Mohamad Faisol Amrullah
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