Rohingya refugees: Mumbai based NGO sends humanitarian aid to Bangladesh

Mumbai: A Mumbai based NGO, Red Crescent Society of India (RCSI) sent 200 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Bangladesh for Rohingya Refugees.

According to the news published in India Today, RCSI took this step after an appeal was made by the government of Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, the relief camp for Rohingya refugees is set up in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar.

Talking about the living condition of Rohingyas in Bangladesh, RCSI Chairman, Arshad Siddiqui said that the situation is adverse at Jamtoli and Balukhali areas of coastal Bangladesh.

He further said that Bangladesh is putting all its efforts to help refugees. However, as lakhs of refugees are reaching the country, the situation is becoming difficult, he added.

It may be mentioned that the aid which RCSI sent consists of about 100 tonnes of grains, clothes and other necessary food items. This humanitarian aid sent via waterways. It will reach Chittagong port in three days.

Meanwhile, District Magistrate of Cox’s Bazar, Ali Hossain said that country is getting relief materials from different parts of the world. Despite help from many countries, much still needed. Refugees are in need of mattresses, pillows and other necessary items, he added.

It may be mentioned that Red Crescent is working in collaboration with organisations like the Young Power of Social Action (YPSA). The task of YPSA is to ensure that the relief material reaches refugees.

As per UN report, 14, 000 children are suffering from malnutrition. Qasim Mehdi, operation manager for relief work said that keeping this report in view, it is decided to send food grains, biscuits etc next week. They are also planning to send doctors.

It may be noted that earlier, this NGO helped victims in many natural disasters including Bhuj and Latur earthquakes.