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2 UN flights with aid for Rohingya refugees land in BD

Rohingya-ref-Sep-8-2017
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Two flights from UN refugee agency and United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed in Bangladesh on Wednesday with aids for Rohingya refugees who took shelter here after fleeing from violence in Myanmar.

UNHCR spokesperson in Bangladesh Joseph S Tripura confirmed the news.

Meanwhile, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the flight landed on Tuesday with shelter materials and sleeping mats for around 2,000 family.

Other emergency supplies were also sent in these flights, a release regarding this confirmed.

The release also stated that several flights were supposed to be landed in Bangladesh carrying emergency materials for 120,000 refugees..

According to Dujarric, the UN World Food Program is providing food to some 130,000 people who are currently staying in Cox’s Bazar, camps and makeshift settlements.

Latest UN estimation shows that 370,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since August to escape the spate of crackdown by Myanmar’s military forces in the Rakhine state.

-SAM

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