Turkey’s state-run aid agency sent relief to 1,000 Rohingya families living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the organization announced on Monday.
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said in a statement that the aid was provided as part of a campaign initiated for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Resident families of Camp 16 in Cox’s Bazar were provided with food packages, including essential foods, said the statement.
Throughout Ramadan, the agency plans to aid a total of 5,000 families in the camp. An estimated over 20,000 refugees grappling with difficult conditions in the Camp 16 area are benefiting from the campaign.
During the distribution of the packages, Rohingya refugees said TIKA had never abandoned them since the oppressed Muslim minority fled to Bangladesh from the neighboring Myanmar.
They thanked the Turkish nation and the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
May 10, 2021Despite the government’s decision not to allow Rohingya people to go outside their camps at Cox’s Bazar and Noakhali’s Bhashanchar, scores of refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine have entered the port city in Ramadan and staying here for collecting Jakat. Around 1.1 million Rohingyas entered Bangladesh in 2016 to escape Myanmar junta’s crackdown on the minority […]
Apr 21, 2021