Aid for Rohingya Awaiting Permission

Aid for Rohingya Awaiting PermissionAid for Rohingya Awaiting Permission

Iran’s Red Crescent Society is preparing aid for Myanmar Rohingya Muslims as they flee a crackdown by the junta’s brutal security forces, Mehr News Agency reported. “A relief package including food, medicine, and some basic life necessities has been prepared by the IRCS and we are awaiting shipping authorization from Myanmar,” head of IRCS relief and rescue organization, Morteza Salimi said. According to the official, the aid has been ordered by President Hassan Rouhani. Senior officials in Tehran have repeatedly condemned the massive security operations by the Myanmar army that followed a series of deadly ambushes by Rohingya militants on August 25. The United Nations says 270,000 refugees have so far fled to neighboring Bangladesh.

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