Muslim Charity Launches Appeal for Rohingya Refugees
Starving, thirsty, stateless Rohingya are stranded and trapped in the Andaman Sea
Within three days around 1,158 Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees have landed at Langkawi Island, Malaysia, and as many as 6,000 asylum seekers are feared to be trapped at sea in crowded wooden boats. They have been drifting for days and months in the waters between Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. The vast majority of them are suffering from diarrhoea, abdominal pains, dehydration and urination problems.
Since 2012, due to the inter-communal conflict in Rakhine State, Burma (Myanmar), hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been forced to leave their houses and are confined in IDP camps. They have limited access to education or adequate healthcare and cannot move freely. They have been attacked by mobs and chased from their homes and are regarded as illegal settlers in their own country and are trying to escape from poverty and persecution. Those Rohingya Refugees who have been successful in entering Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are in detention centres and those who are in refugees camps are facing food and safe water shortages.
Muslim Charity has been working for the Rohingya community since 2013 and in Arakan State we have constructed permanent homes for affected families, distributed food and non-food items in IDP camps, established a primary school for Rohingya children and now it is time to save them from hunger and thirst!
Muslim Charity and its partners on the ground are preparing to respond with the most urgently needed items such as food and water in Langkawi Island, Malaysia, for Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees.
Your donations will not only help those refugees who have made it to Malaysia but also the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who are suffering in Arakan State, Burma.
Please donate generously:
- £100 will provide a Food Pack for one family for one month
- £300 will provide a Food Pack for 3 families for one month
- £500 will provide a Food pack for 5 families for one month
- £1,000 will go towards a share towards a Food Truck
- £10,000 will fund a full Food Truck (for 100 Refugee Families)