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UK sends 4,261 tents for Rohingya refugees

  • Published at 09:55 pm September 28th, 2017
UK sends 4,261 tents for Rohingya refugees
The UK has sent 4,261 tents for Rohingya refugees who have taken shelter in Bangladesh after fleeing atrocities by the Myanmar army since August 25. With the help of the International Organization for Migration, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) sent the 98 tons of relief supplies on an Emirates cargo flight. A flight of the Dubai-based airline, carrying the tents, landed at Chittagong's Shah Amanat International Airport around 3:45pm on Thursday, officials in the district administration said. Md Habibur Rahman, additional deputy commissioner (education) of Chittagong, received the tents on behalf of Bangladesh in the presence of DFID Logistics Officer Mark Quinn and Md Masudur Rahman Khan, admin and finance assistant at the IOM office in Bangladesh, at the airport. Sources said the relief goods will soon be sent to the district administration of Cox's Bazar, where the fresh influx saw 501,800 Rohingya people enter since late August. The ill-fated, mostly Muslim minorities are currently staying at different permanent and temporary refugee camps in the district's Ukhiya upazila. Prior to the ongoing crackdown by Myanmaese forces, the number of the Rohingya refugees in the coastal district totalled around 400,000.