Turkey continues critical aid to Rohingya refugees

Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu tells of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency TIKA aid to oppressed Rohingya Muslims

Turkey continues critical aid to Rohingya refugees

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s development aid agency is continuing to deliver humanitarian aid to the Rohingya, a group described by the UN as the world's most persecuted people.

Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu said about the aid provided by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) to Rohingya refugees.

Turkey has been at the forefront of providing aid and calling attention to the Rohingya plight. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan even raised the issue at the UN.

Since September, more than 1 million people have benefited from hot food distributed by TIKA, according to the agency.

It has also provided winter aid to Rohingya Muslims who have crossed into Bangladesh to escape violence and persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Cavusoglu pointed out that tens of thousands of people were forced to migrate and that many died on their way to find safe shelter.

The military crackdown launched on Aug. 25 has seen more than 620,000 Rohingya cross from Myanmar into Bangladesh, according to the UN.

The refugees are fleeing a military operation that has seen security forces and Buddhist mobs kill men, women and children, loot homes, and torch Rohingya villages.

Last Mod: 26 Kasım 2017, 11:04
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