Canadian NGO distributes reliefs among Rohingya refugees

A Canadian Non Government Organization named Islamic Foundation of Toronto distributed reliefs work of Tk 1.36 crore among the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar.

A three-member Canadian Relief Team of IFT distributed relief at Balukhali camp from October 12 to 16 said that the Canadian lawmakers and community members wanted the Canadian government would take role to address the crisis in Myanmar.

Speaking at a press conference at DRU conference Shamsul Islam, member and coordinator of IFT relief team for refugees in Bangladesh, said that they have distributed food items like rice, dal, cooking oil, cloths like shari, lungi, towel, blanket, and teerpal for shelters and soaps as hygienic items.

They distributed the relief worth of CAD 200,000 under supervision of Bangladesh Army at Rohingya refugee in Cox’s Bazar, he said replying to a question.

Bangladeshi origin Canadian citizen Shamsul Islam, who was former special assistant to the deputy premier of Ontario, said that they had meeting with six Canadian MPs before coming to Bangladesh to distribute relief among Rohingya refugees.

He described the sufferings of Rohingya as more than genocide and demanded the repatriation of Rohinya to their homeland Myanmar with dignity.

He called for taking united move of all Bangladeshi citizens irrespective of party, religions and opinions to raise demand for resolving Rohingya crisis with the cooperation of international communities.

Shakil Akhter, administrator of Islamic Foundation of Toronto, lauded role of Bangladesh for giving the shelters to Rohingya refugees on humanitarian call.

He assured that the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, which is supported by 34 countries, would come up with more relief supports in coming days.

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