Sittwe, Myanmar – The impact of Cyclone Mocha, which struck the coast of Myanmar on May 14, 2023, has been devastating. As Eid al-Adha approaches, many refugees are still struggling to rebuild their lives and establish semi-permanent homes.
Human Initiative, as a global humanitarian organization, has received firsthand information from Khin, a Human Initiative Field Staff member in Sittwe, Myanmar. Khin, whose own house was damaged by the cyclone, also witnessed the collapse of the Human Initiative training center building.
The Human Initiative Training Center had served as a refuge for refugees to learn various skills and empower themselves. It is heart-wrenching to see the refugees lose their place of learning, which was provided by Human Initiative.
Providing Strength through Kindness
During Khin’s exploration of the refugee camps, it was discovered that almost 90% of the semi-permanent buildings had suffered significant damage. The refugees were forced to live in makeshift tents or under shelters made from the remains of their destroyed houses.
In an effort to meet the basic needs of the refugees, Human Initiative distributed emergency meals at the end of May 2023. This act of kindness has provided significant assistance to many refugees, resulting in long queues for food distribution.
To bring joy to the Muslim community in celebrating Eid al-Adha, Human Initiative is offering an opportunity to participate in Type B Qurban. Through this type of qurban, donors can contribute 1/7 of a cow with a live weight of 250 kilograms, which will be distributed to Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, NTT, West Nusa Tenggara) and Myanmar.
Have you made your decision for Qurban this year? Join Human Initiative in sending the benefits of your Qurban to Myanmar through Solusipeduli.org/qurban. Your contribution can make a significant difference in the lives of the affected refugees.