#YOUCANDOYOURPARTFROMHOME by helping us reach the marginalized communities during this difficult period by providing emergency food, medical and essential items.
On Tuesday, 17 March, the SUKA Society team rushed to provide food and essential items to children in our Case Management programme to help them pull through the 14 days* of movement control order (MCO). Seven days into the movement control order, we are also receiving additional request for help from our foster families and children who have exited our Case Management programme. We need to provide them with basic provisions and necessities urgently!
"My name is Mohamed and I am a refugee here. I'm here with my wife and 3 children. I was working on and off before the MCO because of my health condition. I lost my job due to MCO, I'm struggling because all my children are below 10yo and we dont have enough food for them. I need help for my children." Mohamed a foster parent for our minor in our Case Management programme.
The unaccompanied and separated children in our programme are placed under the care of refugee foster families like Mohamed. Due to the movement control order, the livelihood of refugees and other marginalized communities have been badly affected by the stay-at-home directive as they do odd jobs and are daily wage earners.
#YOUCANDOYOURPARTFROMHOME by donating and sharing this campaign to your friends and family. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards supporting the children in our programme, refugee foster families who care for them and children who have exited our programme.
*6 weeks, the MCO has been extended to 12th May 2020
How can you help?
You can choose to donate based on the following sponsorship options:
- Sponsorship of RM50 for medical needs per child for 50 unaccompanied and separated children for a month
-50 children x RM50 = RM2500
- Sponsorship of RM100 for food & essential items per child for 50 unaccompanied and separated children for a month
-50 children x RM100 = RM5000
- Sponsorship of RM200 for food & essential items per family for refugee foster families for a month
-30 families’ x RM200 = RM6000
The total sponsorship we need per month is RM13,500. We are looking to fundraise a total of RM81,000 for 6 months’ worth of food and essential supplies as we do not know how long this pandemic will go on for. The items will be delivered to the children and families on the first week of every month.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you have more information regarding your Case Management programme?
2. Who are unaccompanied and separated children that we are helping?
Unaccompanied and separated children in our Case Management programme are refugees, asylum seekers and stateless children who are at high risk of arrest and detention.
3. Who are the foster families?
The foster families who care for our minors are also refugees and asylum seekers living within our communities.
4. I would like to help by donating items in kind, how do I go about it?
At this moment due to MCO, we are collecting cash donations. Once MCO is lifted, we will be starting a campaign to accept donations in kind. You can pledge to donate items in kind by dropping us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch with you.
5. What are the food and essential items that will be given to them?
Essential items that we will be purchasing for them are food and basic toiletries.
6. Where are the children and foster families staying and how will the food be delivered to them?
The children and foster families are staying around different areas in Kuala Lumpur. Once the MCO is lifted, our Case Managers will be delivering the food directly to them within the first week of every month.
7. What are the medical needs for?
The medical needs sponsorship will go towards paying for doctor appointments and medicine for the different health issues faced by the children. In any case the children in our programme has signs of COVID-19 or tests positive, the funds will also go towards helping them.
8. Why are we fundraising for 6 months?
After the MCO is lifted, the community foster parents we work with will require time to find their financial footing. Many who are daily wage earners have lost their jobs during the MCO period and therefore will require time to secure new employment. By supporting them for 6 months, they are able to maintain a stable foster family environment for the children in our programme.
9. With the MCO extended to the 14th April 2020, will SUKA Society be delivering food to those who need urgent food and basic needs supplies during this time?
Yes, our Case Managers are in constant communication with the children in our programme, refugee foster families and children who have exited our programme throughout the MCO period. Our team just completed coordinating an urgent MCO Food Support for over 150 individuals yesterday. Those in urgent need of food have received their first batch of food on the 31/3/2020. The food should last them till the end of the MCO period.
*UPDATE 29 APRIL 2020*
As of 16th April 2020, SUKA Society has sent out food and essential items to 76 minors and former minors under our programme and 40 refugee families. To date, a total of 237 number of refugees has been supported. These minors and refugee families are from Rohingya, Kachin, Afghanistan, Somalian and also Egypt backgrounds. The first round of food was delivered on the 17th March right before the MCO order. After MCO, we have delivered in total five batches of food to the minors and families.
Our next food items delivery will be on the 4th & 5th May 2020.
For any further inquiries on this campaign or if you would like to make a personal donation to our account or pledge for a donation in kind, you can email us at email@example.com
Last updated on 1st April 2020.
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