Dhaka, Sept 16 (UNB) - The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) on Monday distributed food items among Rohingya families living in makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar district.
An ERC delegation, led by Saeed ALkhemeiri, supervised the distribution of the aids among Rohingyas and visit their humanitarian conditions.
The move is in line with the UAE leadership's directive and with the monitoring of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC and in association with UAE Embassy, Dhaka.
The Emirates Red Crescent has been distributing aids to Rohingya since the beginning of the Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, said the UAE Embassy in Dhaka.
Earlier, the ERC collected more than US$ 18 million fund in a weeklong campaign to support the forcefully displaced Rohingya people sheltered in Bangladesh.
The nationwide campaign carried out last week of May amassed the fund from various platforms, including social media and thousands of individuals and charities.
The UAE is among the first countries to respond to the Rohingya crisis, especially in response to the needs of women and children, by launching the 'UAE for Rohingya Women and Children' campaign, said the Embassy.
It provides assistance in the areas of education, food, health services, water, sanitation and shelter.
The Embassy said the UAE always responds to the needs of refugees around the world and aims to ease their suffering.