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1st Iranian Aid Consignment Reaches Rohingyas

1st Iranian Aid Consignment Reaches Rohingyas1st Iranian Aid Consignment Reaches Rohingyas

A 40-ton consignment of Iranian relief aid has reached the Bangladesh border with Myanmar, where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are stranded after fleeing what the UN has described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by the Myanmar army. Morteza Salimi, the head of Iranian Red Crescent Society who was on board the flight to the southeastern city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, announced before the flight that Iran is ready to send 160 tons of aid for the Rohingya refugees, and is also prepared to set up emergency camps for the refugees on Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar, Press TV reported. Also on board was Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour who told reporters before the flight that Iran’s Embassy in Bangladesh has made efforts to facilitate the delivery of the goods. Rahimpour hoped that Iran’s assistance would continue and that easier routes for maritime transport would be included for aid shipments to those fleeing to Bangladesh from Myanmar’s atrocities.

 

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