100,000s of Rohingya refugees on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border are facing severe food shortages. Volunteers from Sikh NGO Khalsa Aid have reached Bangladesh-Myanmar border to provide relief to the Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein (The UN High Commissioner of Human Rights) told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva that more than 270,000 people had fled to Bangladesh, with more trapped on the border....."
Those Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh are in need of urgent assistance including food, shelter, clothing & medical attention.
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Khalsa Aid has launched an appeal to set up an urgent relief program.
Amarpreet Singh, managing director, Khalsa Aid, India who has reached Teknaf, a border town in Bangladesh where the refugees are living in the camps, said that condition at the border was “miserable to say the least”.
“It was our first day here today and we did a pre-assessment before launching a major relief operation. We had come prepared for providing relief to some 50,000 people, but there are more than three lakh refugees here. They are living without water, food, clothes and shelter. They are sitting wherever they can find a corner.
It is raining, but people do not have anywhere to go. It is miserable to say the least. We will be providing them langar food (community kitchen) and shelter. We are arranging tarpaulins but since the number of refugees have overwhelmingly exceeded our preparations, it can some time to make arrangements,” he said.
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The continuing influx of refugees in Bangladesh has resulted in friction with neighboring Myanmar. Dhaka is now accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against the Rohingya.
According to the Guardian, more than 10,000 homes had been burned in Rakhine state, a figure that cannot be verified as Myanmar has restricted independent access to the state.
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