Monday, 20 February 2017

150 Rohingya families get Malaysian relief

Source Prothom, 15 Feb

Malaysian relief distribution at Kutupalong Rohingya camp.

Malaysian volunteers distributed relief goods among 150 Rohingya families in Cox's Bazar on Wednesday.

Malaysian parliament member Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahim led the 25-member delegation arrived in Chittagong in relief-laden ship Nautical Aliya.

District administration sources said the volunteers reached Kutupalong camp of unregistered Rohingya in Ukhia upazila around 11 am and distributed relief among 50 refugee families (5-6 membered each).

International Organisation of Migration and Red Crescent Society jointly assisted in the relief distribution.

The Malaysian team reached another unregistered Rohingya camp set up in Balukhali of Ukhia at 12:30pm and distributed relief among 50 more families. 

The team distributed relief to another 50 unregistered Rohingya families in Leda camp at Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar.

Every packet of relief goods had 35 items including rice, lentil, sugar, grain, edible oil, blanket and medicine to provide food for two months for a family.

The relief distribution coordination committee chief and Cox's Bazar district ADC, Saiful Islam Majumdar, said 15 thousand more Rohingya families would be given relief in turns.

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