India on Thursday provided 1,000 sewing machines with pedals, 32 office tents, 32 rescue kits and 99 family tents for the Rohingyas living in Cox’s Bazar camps.
Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das, on behalf of the people of India, handed over the relief assistance to State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Enamur Rahman at a function held in Cox’s Bazar.
This is the 5th tranche of humanitarian assistance handed over by India to Bangladesh to support the government of Bangladesh’s humanitarian efforts, especially in skilling the forcibly-displaced Rohingya women from Myanmar and in handling natural calamities.
“As a friend and neighbour, India is always ready to stand by Bangladesh at times of challenge,” said the High Commission mentioning that India remains committed to supporting the people of Bangladesh in their humanitarian efforts.
India appreciated the generosity and humanitarian efforts of the government of Bangladesh in providing temporary shelter to the displaced persons from Myanmar.
This tranche of relief assistance was in line with the commitment India made during the official visit of Prime Minister of Sheikh Hasina to India on October 5, 2019.
These supplies are intended to support Bangladesh’s humanitarian efforts to shelter the displaced persons from Myanmar in temporary camps in Cox’s Bazar.
These relief materials will assist the officials of the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry in skill development of forcibly displaced women from Myanmar and also to tide over the unforeseen natural calamities in the camps.
This assistance is part of a humanitarian relief programme that has been initiated by India since September 2017 by delivering a first consignment of 981 metric tonnes of relief supplies.
In May 2018, 373 MT of relief materials containing 104 MT milk powder, 102 MT dried fish, 61 MT baby food, 50,000 rain coats and 50,000 pairs of gum boots for the rainy season were handed over.
In September 2018, India supplied 1.1 million litres of Super Kerosene Oil and 20,000 Kerosene multi-wick stoves and the fourth tranche of assistance in December 2018 included 2,25,000 blankets, 2,00,000 woolen sweaters and 500 eco-friendly solar streetlights.