Rohingya Crisis : Sikh volunteers in Bangladesh. Driven out of their homes, lakhs of Rohingya migrants have gathered at the border areas of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Absence of food and water in the area was a major problem until the volunteers of Khalsa Aid reached there. Members of the organization from Punjab are working day and night to provide relief to these refugees.At present only 6 members of the NGO are providing relief to the refugees but a batch of eight more will soon reach Bangladesh where the influx of these refugees is witnessed. The team had gone on a visa but food, water and other material used to provide relief to the refugees is being procured from there itself.
Khalsa Aid has set up a community kitchen where the Rohingya Muslims are served food and water at the village Teknaf on Bangladesh-Myanmar border.Amarpreet Singh Managing Director of Khalsa Aid told Daily Post over telephone that earlier it was reported that there are one and a half lakh refugees but after coming here “wer are astonished to see at least 3 lakh refugees”. Volunteers are taking special care of children and women and ensuring that all of them should get food and water.Amarpreet said that local people from the area were also helping the organization in providing relief to the refugees. “We are getting support from the local population but we need more support to feed so many refugees” Amarpreet informed.Rohingya Muslims are being persecuted by the security forces in of Myanmar to follow their religion. The clashes between Rohingya and Myanmar forces has led to destruction and disturbing the lives of lakhs of people.
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