Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia
Malaysia has been flooded with Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar since 2017, and more recently, leaving overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh. Dozens of Rohingya are perishing in boats in recent weeks on their desperate journey from Bangladesh. But there remains tension and an attitude of hostility to the Rohingya in Malaysia, and uncertainty over their status in the country. Kutoa's partner in Malaysia in coordination with Cahaya Surya Bakti Refugee Children's Learning Centre has been giving extra attention to Rohingya refugees during the COVID crisis, distributing food and health kits to hundreds of families. Their goal is to support a group of 2,606 families. They are assisting Rohingya refugees to move forward by supporting children in school and providing sewing machines for small businesses. One of the leaders shared, “While people are debating about the social status of Rohingyas, we have gone a step further by attending to their needs. Some are questioning if there is such a need to let the Rohingyas stay in Malaysia. It is self-entangling to answer the question. What is vital is that God loves Rohingyas." Our support this month will provide education for children and sewing machines for women so that Rohingya's arriving by boat can build new lives and make this the last stop on their refugee journey.
THIS MONTH'S PROJECTS
Home-based care for orphans and vulnerable children
New Vision Homes
Helping orphans and vulnerable children escape life in the slums
THIS MONTH'S PARTNERS
Changing Times - Kenya
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Good Friends of Nepal
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Kamati's Kids - Namibia
Kamati’s Kids is transforming the shanty-towns of Windhoek from the inside out. Kamati and his team mentors young leaders to bring positive change to their own communities. Half the population of Windhoek, Namibia live in shantytowns surrounding the ci...