On 18th June 2021, Sri Lanka Refugees Migration Community Service distributed 113 grocery packs to Sri Lankan Refugees at Ampang, Mentari Court, Desa Mentari, Petaling Utama, Sri Muda Shah Alam, Klang and Kajang.
Most of these families lived in Low Cost Flats and PPRs and have had no source of income since the MCO started in 2020. The number of refugees requiring groceries are 10 times what had been given out but allocations were done based on the funding and amount that could be afforded.
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. 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.