Monday, 20 August 2018

India hands Rohingya relief to Bangladesh

Abrar Hussain: India has delivered the second consignment of relief goods to Bangladesh for assisting in the Rohingya crisis.The 373 ton relief consists of 104 tons of milk powder, 102 tons of dried fish, 61 tons of baby food, 50,000 raincoats and 50,000 pairs of gumboots, reports Bdnews24.Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla handed over the shipment yesterday to Bangladesh Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzel Hussain Chowdhury Maya in Chattogram.He said that another batch containing one million liters of kerosene oil and 20,000 stoves is expected to arrive soon.Last month, India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the provisions have been selected after carefully considering the specific needs of the large number of women and children living in the camps as well as the upcoming monsoon.”We hope the relief goods will bring succor to the people living in camps,” Shringla said, adding that they are coordinating with the district administration for the smooth distribution of relief material.Shringla assured that India has always responded swiftly to any crisis in Bangladesh.”India has always stood by Bangladesh in times of need. Ours is a relationship based on trust, friendship and shared martyrdom that goes beyond strategic partnership.”Earlier in September last year, India had sent 981 tons of relief under its ‘Operation Insaniyat’ for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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