IHH and PKPU Indonesia distribute food and medicines to Rohingya Muslim refugees

  IHH and its partner organization PKPU in Indonesia started giving away hot meals and medications to the refugees from Arakan.   Fishermen from Aceh rescued around thousand Rohingya Muslims, who were left adrift at sea by the human smugglers last week. Rohingyas are offered shelter in a camp set up by the local government in Aceh. It is reported that the camps currently accommodate around 1,500 refugees.   The refugees were transferred to the camp in buses, police cars and trucks where they get food and shelter. IHH through its partner organization PKPU has started giving away hot meals and medication to the refugees on Sunday.   Stranded at sea for 3 months It is reported that the Rohingya Muslims who were turned down by Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian governments were stranded at sea for 3 months.   Fleeing oppression and persecution For many years ultra-nationalist Buddhists who are in majority in Myanmar and Myanmar government are persecuting Rohingya Muslims forcing them to flee to other countries. In 2012 the events took an even more violent turn 140000 Rohingya Muslims from Arakan are placed in the camps bordering sea under inhumane conditions. The other refugees stranded at sea were Bangladeshis who were trying to migrate due to poor economic conditions.   Following the operations to crack down the human smugglers in the region, ship captains and human smugglers left the boats carrying thousands of refugees adrift at sea.   It is more worrisome that there are a few more boats under these circumstances at sea. Human Rights Organizations blame the governments in the region for referring the refugees...

15 wounded in mosque attack at Philippine police camp

JOLO, Philippines: Fifteen people including 10 police officers were wounded in an attack on a mosque at police camp on a remote Philippine island long plagued by Islamic militancy, officials said Saturday. Successive blasts targeted the mosque inside Camp Kasim on the island of Jolo early evening Friday – an initial grenade attack followed by a bomb explosion less than 10 minutes later that was intended to target police who rushed to the scene, local authorities said. “It seems the [first] explosion was set up to draw responders as the target,” the provincial police chief Senior Superintendent Abraham Orbita told reporters. Rosalyn Aya-ay, a shopkeeper and policeman’s wife, said she found her husband sprawled on the ground after the first explosion and took him to the camp hospital, though he was not seriously injured. “When I returned I found my two daughters wounded by the second blast. I was scared and I had a hard time finding an ambulance to carry them,” she told AFP. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred inside the sprawling provincial police headquarters in the provincial capital of Jolo, a mainly Muslim island in the south of the predominantly Catholic Asian nation. It was the second bomb attack on Camp Kasim since 2010, when aChristmas Day blast wounded six people worshipping at a Catholic church in another section of the facility. Jolo is a known stronghold of Abu Sayyaf, a small group of a few hundred Islamic militants founded in the 1990s with seed money from Al-Qaeda. Police investigators combed through the scene of the blast Saturday, which was about 10 meters (33 feet) from a...

Islamic Relief USA’s humanitarian Aid Helps 8000 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Islamic Relief USA, in collaboration with the UNHCR, is working to provide relief and humanitarian assistance to internal refugees in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. There was an urgent need for shelter for internally displaced families and their host communities. Many now homeless people lived in community centers, churches and temporary camp sites. Here are some photos provided by the UNHCR of efforts that IRUSA donors have helped support.   Essential health services are being delivered to the extremely vulnerable populations, including internally displaced persons and hard-to-reach villages, in Rakhine State. Mobile health units, distribution of medicines, immunization and nutrition campaigns, health education, and volunteer training are all part of the effort. More than 46,000 people stand to benefit.   More than 8,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh benefitted from a program designed to provide prevention and treatment services for disease. The effort, which also included basic health care coverage and a project to treat children suffering from malnutrition, focused on the Kutupalong and Nayapara camps in Bangladesh’s Southeastern district of Cox Bazar.   Islamic Relief donors helped provide about 1,000 emergency tents for internally displaced persons (IDPs) of both Rohingya and non-Rohingya populations. Some 2,000 Core Relief Item (CRI) kits were also been delivered. They included: Mosquito nets Plastic tarpaulins Kitchen sets Blankets and sleeping mats Jerry cans and plastic buckets Clothes, such as socks, t-shirts for adults and warm apparel for children Products for women Solar lamps Detergent and soap   Islamic Relief worked with UNHCR to provide some 335 emergency shelters for more than 1,600 individuals in Sittwe, Rakhine State. These temporary family unit shelter spaces are...

Muslims Hands France: 1000 Food Packets in Rohingya, Water for Pakistan, Food for Nepal

  The village of Tarkeswari, 15 km from Kathmandu, has been destroyed to 90 % by the earthquakes. After an in-depth study of the needs, Muslim hands has offered 75 food parcels and 75 hygiene kits to victims. Muslim Hands team has promised emergency accommodation in the very near future. Muslim Hands thanks to the donors, “Your donations at ‪Nepal have made this possible.”   Simultaneously, In Mirpur, located in the North-East of Pakistan, Muslim hands fight against failures. The organization distributed, in a public school for girls, sports clothing, uniforms, school books and notebooks. Poor students benefited from this donation. Added to this is the construction of a water tank of more than 7000 liters.   MHF has also contributed to the distribution of more than a thousand of food pantry bags, and hygyène clothing in the camps around Rakhine. Access to drinking water has also been put in place by the digging of wells. The installation of latrines has also enabled the preservation of decent sanitary conditions. Source:...

12 Afghan cops killed in multiple checkpoint attacks

At least a dozen Afghan police officers were killed in a series of insurgent attacks on checkpoints in the country’s southern Uruzgan province, an official said. Nematullah Khan Roshan, deputy district chief for the Charcheno district in Uruzgan, said on Wednesday that Taliban insurgents attacked three separate police checkpoints on Monday night. Roshan added that pitched battles are still ongoing in the area and that government reinforcements have been deployed. The current confrontation is so intense, Roshan said, that the corpses of both police officers and insurgents killed in the battle have been laying in open ground with no way to safely recover the bodies. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, at least 10 insurgents were killed by government forces in the northwestern province of Badghis near the border with Turkmenistan, an official said. Mirwais Mirzakwal, spokesman for the provincial governor, said on Wednesday that the operation in the Bala Murghab district near the Turkmen border was still ongoing. Mirzakwal said his government had “done our best to provide security along the border.” Mirzakwal added that last year Turkmen authorities started building a fence along the border with Afghanistan after a Taliban attack in which three members of the Turkmen security forces were wounded. Source...

Helping Hands USA distributes Food and Medicine to 3000 in Nepal

  50 Food Packages distributed among surviving earthquake families by HHRD Emergency Team. Please donate towards Nepal Earthquake Relief, the damage is immense and the need is great.   In Nepal emergency relief response is sponsored by Helping Hands ( USA) and organized by ISN (Nepal). It benefited to some 100 deprived families after the devastating earthquake at Sangam Tol, Changunarayan, Bhaktapur district.   Priot to it, the Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) Rehabilitation team has visited the Nepal Orthopedic hospital.The HHRD Physical therapist completed need assessments and has provided knee immobilizers, cervical collar, knee supports, ankle supports, and shoulder supports according to the needs of the patients.   Helping Hand is continuously working in different areas of Nepal providing as much help as possible to earthquake victims.   Their teams have provided medical services to over 1,300 individuals, physical rehabilitation for over 2,800 individuals and have distributed food packages to over 1,500 individuals. Medical supplies have also been given to neighboring hospitals and hygiene kits to families.   Source:...