Burmese Refugees Lose Everything in Deadly Fire

Burmese Refugees Lose Everything in Deadly Fire

A refugee camp in Jammu, occupied by over three hundred Rohingya Muslims from Burma, caught fire last week. Many people were injured and four people have died, including a pregnant woman. When SAF found out the lack of support they were receiving from the Indian government, we decided to do everything we could to help them.

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are living in refugee camps across Southeast Asia, the Bangladesh border, and even in Jammu & Kashmir. The Rohingya people are originally from Burma, but the Buddhist majority sees them as outsiders. They have been forced to leave their homes and most of their belongings behind in order to escape violence and persecution.

When the refugee in Jammu caught fire last week, most of these people lost everything they had brought with them. SAF Volunteers handed out blankets, food packages (15-20kg), and powdered milk for children to over 80 families affected by the fire. This would not have been possible without the generous donations from our donors.

ਬਰਮਾ ਤੋਂ ਇੱਥੇ ਆਏ ਮੁਸਲਿਮਾਂ ਦੇ ਸ਼ਰਨਾਰਥੀ ਕੈਂਪ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਿੱਛਲੇ ਦਿਨੀ ਅੱਗ ਲੱਗਣ ਨਾਲ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਸਾਰਾ ਸਮਾਨ ਸੜ ਕੇ ਸੁਆਹ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਤਿੰਨ ਬੰਦਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਮੌਤ ਹੋ ਗਈ ਸੀ ।