The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) began enforcing a new phase of its relief campaign to help and support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
The assistance offered by the programme consisted of the allotment of thousands of food parcels, which would be profiting around 15,000 refugees staying in the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, as well as provide shelter materials, clothes, cleaning supplies, and food supplements for children.
The move is in accordance with the UAE leadership’s instruction and with the supervise of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.
An ERC delegation, headed by Khalfan Sarhan Al Rumaithi, Director of the ERC Office in Abu Dhabi, reached the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, to oversee the allotment of the aid to refugees and evaluate the humanitarian conditions of the refugees.
Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC, emphasized on the fact that the UAE always answers to the requirements and demands of refugees around the globe and intends to allay their suffering. He stated that Bangladesh has welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar, and, consequently, the ERC decided to support these refugees and assist Bangladesh in offering the refugees a decent life. He cited that the UAE has got many calls for help from partner humanitarian organizations.
The UAE was among the first nations to respond to the Rohingya crisis, chiefly in response to the requirements of women and children, by starting the ‘UAE for Rohingya Women and Children’ campaign. It offered help in the areas of education, health services, food, sanitation, water, and shelter to more than 1.2 million refugees, which include 720,000 children, 240,000 women and 48,000 elderly people.