OIC Distributes Ramadan Aid to Rohingya Families in IDP Camps
June 27, 2016
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has distributed more than 550 bags of rice (50kg each) through the NGO HUMANiTi Malaysia during the month of Ramadan.
“More than 1100 families living in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, received aid,” said Dr. Syed Hamid Albar, President of HUMANiTi Malaysia and OIC Special Envoy for Myanmar.
Syed Hamid said the OIC is determined to help IDPs and refugees living in the camps to get basic access to livelihood as well as to try to set up office in Myanmar to provide humanitarian assistance which will be of benefit to all refugees, regardless of ethnic background.
“Efforts are being intensified to ensure refugees welfare are being taken care of especially during The Holy Month of Ramadan,” said a representative from HUMANiTi Malaysia. Four volunteers from HUMANiTi were involved in distributing the aid in various locations in Sittwe.
This aid effort is a part of the initiative launched by the OIC Secretary General Mr Iyad Ameen Madani to ensure basic needs and services, including medical attention and education areprovided to Rohingya IDP’s. Earlier this month the Secretary General organized through HUMANiTi, a Ramdan iftar and aid distribution event for refugees in Malaysia.