MIRI: Yuan Man Welfare Association here reached out to nine families on the second day of Hari Raya; donating essential food items to help them during these trying times.
The families are made up of migrant workers who are struggling to put food on the tables due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), and now Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
“Yuan Man has in fact become their hope of getting food. Many of them are here to work at construction sites,” said a volunteer, Donny Koo.
The families live in different parts of Miri; in Taman Tunku, Lopeng, and Pujut. All of them are Sabahans.
“They are stuck here because they cannot go home, and with no jobs they have no income. They have to look for ways to survive,” said Koo.
He added that their employers might be suffering financially too and therefore could not provide for them.
Understanding the difficulties faced by these struggling families, Koo said their association would look out for ways and means to help them.
“However, we can only provide food that can last them longer such as rice, egg, biscuits and some canned food,” Koo said, adding some of the families had young children and even babies to support.