Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Thursday supplied 1,000 sewing machines with pedal, 32 office tents, 32 rescue kits and 99 family tents for the Rohingyas living in Cox’s Bazar camps.
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 street lights.