The European Union has allocated 35 thousand euros in humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees who were rescued recently and allowed to land in Aceh, Indonesia, after spending more than 120 days at sea. The humanitarian aid is part of the European Union’s contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF), which is managed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The funds have been channeled through the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and will be used to provide clean water, sanitation facilities, healthcare, psychosocial support, and necessities such as sleeping mats and blankets, and cleanliness and personal protective equipment, the EU said in a statement here on Tuesday.
The PMI team will also carry out hygiene socialization, focusing on prevention of coronavirus and dengue infections. In addition, the fund will also support efforts to restore contact between separated family members.