The Refugee Communities Association of Australia Inc (RCAA) in partnership with Help Himalayan Youth Foundation (HHYF) has provided basic food items to support 40 Rohingya asylum seeker families affected by the coronavirus pandemic during Ramadan. These asylum seekers are struggling to provide basic food for their families and are not eligible to receive any government support.
The RCAA has so far used its own savings and contributions from committee members to provide the support, but are now seeking donations to continue the work.
RCAA Chairperson Juma Piri Piri said, “At this unprecedented time of uncertainty, I urge fellow Australians to think of those temporary visa holders and asylum seekers with no job or income, who depend entirely on acts of kindness. Any contribution you can make will contribute to the greater cause of humanity.”
The RCAA have also identified a need for digital devices (tablets, laptops, smart phones) for students to study from home.
"Many families have only one or two devices but have around five or more family members who need individual devices to be able to study from home," says Mr Piri Piri, "I urge fellow Australians or organisations to donate if you have spare devices in your homes.”
For donations, financial or in-kind, please visit the RCAA or contact the RCAA General Secretary, Parsu Sharma Luital JP on email@example.com.
Reviewed 23 June 2021