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India has sent to Bangladesh its second relief consignment to help displaced Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar following a military crackdown, triggering one of the world’s worst refugee crises.
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About the Operation
In response to the humanitarian crisis being faced on account of the large influx of refugees into Bangladesh, Government of India has decided to extend assistance to Bangladesh. 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 etc.
The relief material will be delivered in multiple consignments, the first tranche of which was sent on an Indian Air Force plane on 14th September 2017.
Rohingya are a stateless ethnic minority (mostly Muslim) from Rakhine province of Buddhist-majority Myanmar, who are forced to leave their country due to communal violence and repeated military operations.