Monday, July 23, 2018
News

India extends hand of 'insaniyat' to help Dhaka with Rohingya refugees

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
India on Thursday extended humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by flying down food and other essential items to the neighbour to help it deal with the huge influx of Rohingyas who have fled from Myanmar.

The relief material will be delivered in multiple consignments under "Operation Insaniyat", with the first tranche to be flown to Chittagong by an Indian Air Force plane later on Thursday evening.

The assistance, according to an External Affairs Ministry statement, was extended in response to the "humanitarian crisis being faced on account of the large influx of refugees into Bangladesh".

Dhaka had earlier sought New Delhi's help in addressing the problems faced by the Bangladesh government as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have entered that country after fleeing persecution in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state.

The relief material consists of items required urgently by the affected people, namely rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, ready to eat noodles, biscuits, mosquito nets, the statement said.

"India has always responded readily and swiftly to any crisis in Bangladesh, in keeping with the close ties of friendship between the peoples of India and Bangladesh.

"India stands ready to provide any assistance required by the government of Bangladesh in this hour of need," the statement said.

--IANS sar/rn

( 228 Words)

2017-09-14-15:00:07 (IANS)

Loading...
 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE ASIA NEWS
Dollar falls to two-week low vs yen belo...
PTI candidate killed in Pakistan suicide...
Three LeT militants who killed constable...
Independent candidate in Pakistan commit...
Key leader of Nawaz Sharif's party gets ...
China's Chongqing axe head coach Bento...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Prepare for elections alone: Amit Shah t...
Hero dog saves owner from lions in Gujar...
Goa Opposition forces adjournment,critic...
Cows safe, but India most unsafe for wom...
Two killed, three injured in roof collap...
AAP hails SC ruling on lifting ban on ho...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
'Mamma Mia...' to arrive in India o... 
Alwar lynching: Police to probe del... 
UP to present 'vision document' on ... 
Premier train passengers don't thin... 
TDP MP dresses up as Annamayya to p... 
Alwar lynching: Rahul attacks PM Mo... 
'Dhadak' mints Rs. 33.67 cr. in ope... 
Telangana announces 9,200 vacancies...