BAC Ensures Refugee Communities Are Not Left Behind

BAC Ensures Refugee Communities Are Not Left Behind
BAC Ensures Refugee Communities Are Not Left Behind

BAC Ensures Refugee Communities Are Not Left Behind

Malaysia is host to some 90,000 refugees and asylum seekers. When the pandemic first hit last year, there was a cry for help from the various refugee communities in society, calling for assistance.  

Today, the plight of these refugees is far worse than the B40 Malaysian family. With no one to turn to, and no government agencies to help, apart from NGOs and CBOs, all hope seems lost for them. 

Realising the great need to help these refugees, from 13th – 18th June, BAC Education Group through its team of staff volunteers, distributed 752 grocery packs to 6 groups of refugees around the Klang Valley, namely, the Rohingyas, Myanmar Muslims, Pakistanis, Somalis, Afghans, Nigerians and Sri Lankans. Most of these families live in low-cost flats and PPRs and have had no source of income since the MCO started in 2020. The number of refugees requiring assistance is far much greater than what had been given out, but allocations were done based on funding and amount that could be afforded.  

Most of the refugees who received this aid were single mothers and women-headed households where husbands had lost their jobs, and homes with many children. Being unable to pay their rent, with no means for urgent medical care, and with many mouths to feed, are the additional burdens of a larger family.  

The grocery packs delivered did make a big difference to them, and they were most appreciative that an organisation was helping them out during this period where there was very little aid from other NGOs, unlike the previous MCOs. 

BAC distributed groceries to refugee communities in this list


Bags of rice being stored at The Mansion, Brickfields (BAC’s accommodation facility)


Packs all ready for delivery


BAC’s team of volunteers


The essentials in each pack received


Somalian refugees receiving aid


These families will not go hungry for at least two weeks


Two young Sri Lankan girls happy to bring these items home to their family


Both mother and child were equally grateful


Men from these communities receiving aid


A recipient and her daughter with the items received


A pregnant Sri Lankan lady was among those who came forward to collect aid


More thankful recipients from the refugee community


Ladies from the Sri Lankan refugee community


Goods being sorted before being handed out


Pictures courtesy of Moo Tik Pin and our community partners

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