Australian Burmese Rohingya Organization has received donation total amount of AUD 4967 in three occasions from Monash Uni Islamic Society thru Dr. Rizvi Mohideen and other AUD 1700 raised from Rohingya community gathering during EID prayer.
Food distributions on the ground were done by a registered local organization- "Myittar Resources Foundation" led by Sayar Chit Ko Ko Oo. We targeted to distribute this little donation to unregsitered vulnerable families and isolated villagers only because they do not receive any ration from any agencies since they are compelled to be unregistered by camp authorities.
The first amount of (AUD 1420) was sent for 50 families of unregistered displaced Myebon township people residing in Sintatmaw refugee camp (opposite of Sittwe city). Each family received: Rice 24 kg, Oil 2 litres, Sugar 1 viss, Condensed milk 1 tin, Traditinal bermicilli 2 packs, Ground net 0.1 viss, Onion 1 viss, Potato 1 viss, Bean 0.25 viss.
Second amount of (AUD 1292) was spent for unregistered 120 families fled from Kyaukpyu township and still living in other Sintatmaw refugee camp (opposite of Sittwe city). Food provided for each family are: Rice, Oil, Sugar, Traditinal bermicilli, Onion, Potato and Bean.
The third donation of (AUD 2255) was sent for isolated villagers of 60 families from Sintatmaw village (opposite of Sittwe city). This villagers are not displaced people but they are isolated from June 2012 and not receiving any kind of food supplies from anywhere..Food provided for each family are: Rice 24kg, Oil 2lt, Chilli 0.5viss, Sugar 1viss, Noodle 2pks, Onion 1viss, Bean 0.5 viss, Condensed milk 2tin, Soap 4pc, Garlic 0.25viss.
The fourth amount of (AUD 1700) received from Rohingya community been sent for 300 families of isolated and displaced villagers of Apaukwa (Aafok) of Kyauktaw township. Each family received 9.25 kg of rice.
We acknowledge that there are the displaced Rohingya and Kaman people living in 42 locations across Arakan state numbering about 165,000 according to 2013 data, are ending up in systematic confinement in the hand of heavy persecutions since June 2012. Although aid supply and donation could not solve the existing problems, it is also vital to keep their daily survival while aid and food supplies are still in place with various restrictions.
Despite the democratic icon MS. Suu Kyi's NLD party led the government, there is nothing changed for Rohingya and other muslim population. Fleeing through the sea-routes therefore remains only option of escaping from such situation and or dying from starvation in home land.
We, ABRO therefore would like to encourage the Rohingya people and leaders who are in developed countries to actively look after own people who are ending up in homeland.