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Refugee NGOs Talk Latest Lockdown Hardships

Heidy Quah, Founder, Refuge For the Refugees | Davina Devarajan, Co-Founder, Women For Refugees | Arissa Jemaima Ikram, Co-Founder, Women For Refugees

30-Jun-21 14:00

Refugee NGOs Talk Latest Lockdown Hardships

The latest announcement of MCO by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, this time until an undetermined date, has massively affected almost everybody. People are losing jobs, suicide rates are on the rise, and there’s no end in sight. One of the communities that have been hit particularly hard is the refugee community. But what are the struggles that they’re facing? And is there anything we can do to help? Heidy Quah, Founder of Refuge For the Refugees (RFTR), as well as Davina Devarajan and Arissa Jemaima Ikram, the co-founders of Women For Refugees, joins us to discuss. 


If you’d like to donate to Refuge For the Refugees:
CIMB 8000499285, Persatuan Kebaikan Perlindungan Kanak-kanak Perlarian, Ref: Foodaid 


If you’d like to donate to help with a refugee community leader, Shahidah, who’s currently having pre-malignancy of the uterus:

Maybank: 164100310723, in the name of Arissa Jemaima (Co-Founder of WFR) Ref: Shahidah


Image source: Heidy Quah Facebook, Arissa Jemaima Ikram LinkedIn, Davina Devarajan LinkedIn

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan

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