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25 September 2017 - 16:55
News ID: 12962
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 10:16 - 15 September 2017
TEHRAN, September 15 - Iran sent its first consignment of humanitarian aid to Rohingya's Muslims, who have fled Myanmar following violent crackdown on Muslims, seeking refuge in Bangladesh.

Iran sends human aid to Rohingya MuslimsTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The consignment weighing around 40 tonnes includes foodstuff and medical supplies. It was loaded onto a cargo plane by Iran’s Red Crescent Society and headed to Bangladesh on Friday morning.

Morteza Salimi, the head of the Iranian aid body’s Relief and Rescue Operations, said Myanmar would not offer the cooperation needed to receive and distribute the goods. The aid, he added, would be handed over to the Rohingya refugees, who have been placed in emergency shelters in Bangladesh, with the help of the Iranian Embassy and the Bangladeshi Red Crescent Society.

He estimated that the Islamic Republic would be sending 150 more tonnes of relief supplies to violence-stricken Rohingya Muslims in the future, and said the Society was prepared to set up as many as 400 relief tents aimed at assisting the displaced.

 

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