Red Crescent continues to help Arakan Muslims
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Turkish Red Crescent continues to help Arakan Muslims who took shelter in Bangladesh after escaping from the violence in Myanmar due their religious beliefs.
Within the scope of a relief campaign initiated by the directives of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Red Crescent helped over 100,000 Arakan Muslims for the past three months.
Red Crescent helped Buddhists too besides Muslims -who were staying in camps in Sittwe city of Rakhine- during Eid al-Adha.
Red Crescent is also planning to repair houses and worship places, build permanent houses for Muslims who are staying in camps, and carry out agricultural projects to meet food needs of Muslims.
Omer Kemal Borali, head of Bangladesh delegation of Red Crescent, told AA that they had been helping Arakan Muslims since July 28, adding that they helped more than 100,000 people and 15,000 families so far.
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