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Rohingya crisis: India sends 700 tonnes of ration, clothes to Bangladesh

The relief material is likely to cater to approximately 62,000 families

ANI  |  Kakinada 

Rohingya Muslims walk to the shore after arriving on a boat from Myanmar to Bangladesh in Shah Porir Dwip. Photo: AP | PTI
Rohingya Muslims walk to the shore after arriving on a boat from Myanmar to Bangladesh in Shah Porir Dwip. Photo: AP | PTI

As part of the humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, on Saturday loaded almost 700 tonnes of relief material on board the amphibious ship, INS Gharial, at Kakinada Deep Water Port for transportation to Chittagong,

Relief material is packaged in customised family packets, which contain essential items including rations, clothes and mosquito nets and is likely to cater to approximately 62,000 families.

The of has taken this step as its contribution to assisting in tackling thelarge-scalee immigration of from Myanmar.

Fearing prosecution by Myanmar army, millions of have fled the violence-ridden state of Rakhine, with many of them crossing the border to take refuge in neighbouring

First Published: Sun, September 24 2017. 11:22 IST
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