Refugees Prepare Cooked Meals For Ampang’s Frontliners

Our frontliners against the COVID-19 disease are overworked, their supplies are running low, and they don’t even have time to take care of themselves...

A group of refugees gathered to cook for the Ampang Hospital medical workers who are in the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. 

refugees prepare cooked meals for ampang’s frontlinersPhoto via The Star 

According to The Star, the refugees, who are from Syria, Palestine, Yemen, and Iraq, pooled their own money together to buy supplies to cook for the frontliners as a way of thanking them. 

The initiative is a collaboration of refugee organisations, the Al-Hassan Volunteer Network and non-profit Beyond Borders Malaysia, who will prepare and send food enough for 20 people to the hospital starting from Monday (23 March) until the end of the Movement Control Order period, with a different chef every day for 10 days. 

62-year-old Palestinian Eman Mfleh said, “The doctors, nurses and everyone in the hospitals are doing so much hard work to keep us safe. This is the least we can do for them.”

She has been living in Malaysia with her husband, daughter and four grandchildren for the past five years. Her son died in the war in Syria. “This is an opportunity for me to give back to Malaysia who have welcomed us warmly. We love this country and the people.” she added. 

Meanwhile, Beyond Borders founder, Mahi Ramakrishnan said: “It’s their way of contributing back to the country and society. They also want to show their gratitude and appreciation to the medical workers who are putting their lives at risk for us.”

A little act of kindness is all we need during these difficult times! Thank you.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat