In the last 3 years, thousands of Rohingya people have been displaced from their homeland and become refugee due to ethnic conflict that happened in the South Asia region. Those refugees are forced to risk their lives by sailing across the sea trying to reach nearest countries such Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia in seeking of safety.
United Nation report has mentioned approximately 53.000 refugees has been fled, embarked from their homeland and violently smuggled by boat. It is believed that thousands are still stranded on the boats in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.
While these refugees are able to reach nearest land, they urgently need basic supplies such food, water, shelter and medicine.
IQRO Foundation has initiated a donation collection as part of international community effort aiming to help these refugees. Through Department of Social and Welfare, IQRO community was able to collect of $ 2800. The donation has been forwarded on 3 June 2015 toward PKPU, an Indonesian National Humanitarian Foundation.
In the early stage, PKPU (Aceh branch) has distributed aid in the form of blankets, sarong, and hygiene kits. Recently, the form of aid expanded to meals with beef protein and praying kits.
IQRO Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a vision to develop a solid community by applying and promoting comprehensive Islamic values to the Australian community. The organisation, which was established in 2000, have provided excellent social services to the community to enhance their knowledge and skills through various events and activities; and also serves as a platform to enable them to contribute back. Like us on Facebook to receive updates on our upcoming events or visit www.iqro.org.au for more information.