Khalsa Aid responds to plight of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh

You have no doubt seen images of 100,000s of Rohingya Muslims crossing borders to find a safe haven in Bangladesh.

Whole families have literally run for their lives – some have carried infants only a few days old in their arms. They have lost siblings, parents, partners to the killings. Their homes and entire villages burnt to the ground.

Our team in India, led by Amarpreet Singh, arrived at the Bangladesh border on 9 September. The team offered fresh water to the refugees disembarking from the boats and arranged free transportation to take them to the refugee camps.

“These people are arriving in a desperate state. I have never seen anyone so relieved for a drink of water. They have no money to pay for public transport to the refugee camps. Local rickshaws have increased their rates because of the heightened demand so we have organised transportation to take families safely to the refugee camps.”
Amarpreet Singh, Khalsa Aid Director, India

Aid for the refugees
Our immediate priority is to supply water and food as refugees continue to arrive hungry and parched – a daily langar service has been set-up for 30,000 to 50,000 people.

Our second priority will be to help build more secure and stable shelters once the local government allots suitable land.
Official records show that 350,000 refugee have arrived in Bangladesh, however the reality is that it is close to double that figure.
We thank the volunteers who have joined our team in Bangladesh from Panjab, India.

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