Iftar Appeal – Rohingya 2019 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 10 April to 01 June 2019
Beneficiary: Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
TOTAL FUNDS:  Approximately 31,012.04 ZAR (Zakaah) to Lonely Orphans   

Since August 25, 2017, more than 740,000 people from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh because of extreme violence in the northern part of Rakhine State on the country’s western Bay of Bengal coast. Most of the refugees identify as Rohingya, a Muslim minority ethnic group in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. Aid agencies are struggling to adequately serve 1.2 million people who need assistance, including those in local communities. Many refugees brought little with them and are dependent on humanitarian aid for shelter, food, clothing, and healthcare. COH in association with Lonely Orphans are working to feed Rohingyan families who fall out of the UN and World Vision scope, particularly in the Jadimora, Damdamia and Shamlapur camps. Despite their condition, these refugees fast all day and have the basics to break their fast.
An amount of 14,500.00 was donated via PayPal funds on 14 May 2019 towards the purchase of items for food packs. 
The second donation, R16,512.04 was made on 23 May 2019. 
Food packs consist of lentils, salt, cooking oil, rice, biscuits and potatoes. These packs were distributed respectively on 15 May 2019 and 24 May 2019.