India sends relief material to Myanmar

ANI | Updated: Nov 25, 2017 02:51 IST

New Delhi [India], November 25 (ANI): India has sent relief material for distribution amongst the displaced persons in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State.

An Indian Air Force aircraft has landed in Yangon with 3000 family relief packs.

With best wishes from the people of India. Indian Air Force aircraft lands today in Yangon, Myanmar with 3000 family relief packs consisting of daily essentials including rice, oil, salt, sugar, soap, etc. for distribution amongst the displaced persons in Rakhine State, External Affairs Ministry (EAM) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Rakhine State has witnessed unrest in recent months.

The widespread violence in the restive state has led to the displacement of over 600,000 members of the country's minority Muslim Rohingya community.

In September, India had asked Myanmar to handle the situation in the Rakhine State with "maturity and restraint." (ANI)