New Delhi, Sep 23: India on Saturday despatched around 1,000 tonnes of relief items, which can cater for around 62,000 families, for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
The essential materials were loaded on Indian Naval Ship Gharial at Kakinada Deep Water Port, which will deliver it to Chittagong in Bangladesh where thousands of Rohinya refugees have arrived from Myanmar.
The relief material is in customised family packets, which contain basic daily use items including rations, clothes and mosquito nets.
Earlier, relief material was also sent to Bangladesh through Indian Air Force’s C-17 transport aircraft, to address the humanitarian crisis emanating from the massive scale migration of Rohingya Muslims.
As per the United Nations, at least 430,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar and crossed to Bangladesh since August 25.