QC provides relief aids to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

  • 4 months   ago
Qatar Charity (QC) has taken the initiative to provide basic food essentialities and gas cylinders and stoves to Rohingya refugees in Bhasan Char, a remote Bay of Bengal-island in the Noakhali district of Bangladesh.
In a statement QC mentioned that the food essentialities provided to the refugees include rice, pulses, oil, salt, sugar and dried fishes. This provision of food items has benefited 2,500 Rohingya families, while cylinders and stoves were donated to 4,562 refugee families to address the fuel problem.
All the essential commodities were given out by the QC’s relief team in Bangladesh’s office, as numerous local officials attended the giving away of relief aids, to contribute to ease the suffering of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
The statement also stated that, "Qatar Charity attaches significant attention to providing food aid, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic.”
The local officials who were presented during the distribution praised the efforts taken by Qatar Charity in offering the food essentials and gas cylinders and stoves to Rohingya refugee families living on the remote island and hoped for the continuation of such relief efforts in the future, as the refugees are going through challenging times especially during the current global epidemic.
The rohingya refugees showed their happiness while receiving the relief aids from QC, which guaranteed to meet their basic and important needs.
One of the 30-year-old refugee Fatema Begum, conveyed her gratitude and thanks to QC stating that the essentialities she received was enough for her family to run through the one-month period.
Another refugee Solaiman, who is aged 55 said that QC is among the humanitarian organisations that provides food essentialities to refugees on a regular basis.
A 35-year-old woman added: “We are getting food items that help us live in dignity. However, we need mosquito nets, healthcare facilities and a schooling system,” added Shahida, 
Previously, the organization had contributed in providing relief assistance to 4,000 fire-affected Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar. The blaze had displaced almost 50,000 refugees from their camps.
The relief assistance included clothes, safe drinking water and free medical services. During the past few months, hundreds of thousands of refugees were taken to Bhasan Char from Teknaf Upazila in Cox’s Bazar.