Indonesian Scout to send humanitarian mission to Rakhine, Myanmar

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Scout Movement (Pramuka) will send a humanitarian mission to Rakhine State, Myanmar, to distribute meat from the Islamic Sacrifice Feast (Idul Adha) that will fall on Friday (Sept 1) in Indonesia.

"This will be the fourth time, because under the leadership of Brother Adhyaksa Dault, we always send meat from sacrificed animal to the refugee camps of muslims in Rakhine State, Sittwe, Myanmar," Eko Sulistyo, spokesman of the Indonesian Scout Headquarters said in a statement here on Tuesday.

The Scout team is leaving for Myanmar on Aug 29 and will be staying for 10 days for the humanitarian mission.

The Scout has provided five cows and 20 goats/sheep to be sacrificed up till Tuesday.

Besides, the Pramuka will also distribute rice, vegetable, sugar, salt, and several other commodities.

Pramuka has been active in sending humanitarian missions overseas, such as to Nepal, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Central Africa, Uganda, Congo, Angola, Nigeria, Syria, and Palestine.

Pramuka Chairman Dault has said that Indonesian Scout members are volunteers, who are always present during natural disasters such as forest fires, Idul Fitri exodus (mudik), and other major religious festivities.

"In fact, over the last four years, Pramuka has helped provide humanitarian aid in several countries," he revealed.

Source: Antara News

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