FOOD FOR THE OPPRESSED MYANMAR

VIOLENCE RAGES

In 2012, sectarian voilence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar forced around 140,000 people to flee their homes. The Muslim Rohingya community in particular were faced with severe persecution and left in an impoverished and stateless condition. Many attempting to flee the country via sea only suffered further physical and sexual abuse.

 

Fresh displacement was witnessed in 2014, leading to more than 100,000 additional internally displaced people; ever growing oppression in a region already suffering from high levels of poverty and food insecurity.

 

Myanmar’s Rohingya community are known to be one of the world’s most persecuted minorities, living already within one of the world’s poorest countries.

ASSISTING THE OPPRESSED

During the blessed of month of Ramadan 2015, we set out to alleviate the suffering of one of the world’s most oppressed communities. A campaign was launched in the UK to raise funds so we could provide urgently needed food parcels for displaced Rohingya families in Myanmar.

WHAT WE DID

With the help of a local NGO, our team compiled a list of some of the most needy victims of the oppression being inflicted upon the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Food parcels containing various items were prepared and delivered to those in need.

BUDGET/COST

Breakdown of project cost: Food for the Oppressed, Myanmar, July 2015

Item             Unit cost (GBP) No. of items Total cost (GBP)
Rice 19kg £8.00 300 £2,400
Beans 3kg £2.20 300 £660.00
Cooking oil 1lt £2.10 300 £630.00
Dried fish 1kg £2.25 300 £675.00
Fried chilli/prawn 800g £3.45 300 £1,035.00
Packaging £0.69* 300 £206.50
Total £18.69 £5,606.50

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