Rohingya crisis: India sends relief material to Bangladesh
ANI | Updated: Sep 24, 2017 18:23 IST
Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) [India] Sept 24 (ANI): In continuance of yesterday's initiative to send relief packages to Rohingya immigrants in Bangladesh, India on Sunday loaded approximately 21,000 units of relief material on the INS Gharial to help its neighbouring nation evolve from the ongoing crisis.
India plans to send a total of 62, ooo units weighing 900 tons.
Relief material is packaged in customised family packets, which contain essential items including rations, clothes, oil, and mosquito net.
The ship is likely to depart from Kakinada on September 25 and will reach Chittagong by September 28.
Fearing prosecution by Myanmar army, millions of Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence-ridden state of Rakhine, with many of them crossing the border to take refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. (ANI)