BSS-49 India starts delivering 4th tranche of relief for Rohingyas




India starts delivering 4th tranche of relief for Rohingyas

DHAKA, Dec 24, 2018 (BSS) – The High Commission of India here has started a process of delivering to the Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief ministry a fourth tranche of Indian relief assistance for Rohingyas displaced from Myanmar, currently sheltering in Cox’s Bazar district.

“It is part of India’s continuing partnership and support for Bangladesh especially in sharing the burden imposed upon it because of the influx of a large number of displaced persons from Rakhine State in Myanmar,” a high commission release said here today.

When completed, this fourth tranche of Indian aid would include 2,25,000 blankets, 2,00,000 woolen sweaters and 500 solar street lights, it said.

Material are being distributed in the camps at Cox’s Bazar from today by the Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commissioner of Bangladesh.

As a special gesture, the release said India is also making available a part of the consignment of blankets and sweaters for distribution to vulnerable sections of the local community in Cox’s Bazar.

This fourth tranche of assistance is part of a process initiated in September 2017, when under ‘Operation Insaniyat’, Government of India delivered a first consignment of humanitarian assistance in the Cox’s Bazar area that was followed by second and third consignments in May and September this year respectively.

India is committed to continuing to respond swiftly to any crisis in Bangladesh, in keeping with the close ties of friendship between the two countries, the release said.

India is ready to continue to assist Bangladesh in catering to the needs of displaced persons from Myanmar, in a manner that is sustainable, people-centric and is also in the best interests of the host communities as well. it added.

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