(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA
Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has distributed relief aid to 1,000 Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh as part of an emergency response campaign to the crisis that forced them to flee the Rakhine region of Myanmar to border areas with Bangladesh.
An amount of $100,000 was approved for a relief project for 300 families, including distribution of non-food items.
Qatar Red Crescent said in a statement Monday that it distributed and provided urgent needs for shelter, non-food items, health, water and sanitation for these families and vulnerable groups in the affected area, as well as field assessments conducted by the relief team that was sent to Bangladesh, in cooperation and coordination with representatives of the Bangladesh Red Crescent, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Embassy of Qatar to Bangladesh and the concerned United Nations organizations.
The representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appreciated the efforts of QRC's initiative for supporting and relief the Rohingya refugees crisis.
Qatar Red Crescent said that it had signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Bangladesh Red Crescent and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to cooperate in the implementation of joint relief projects in Bangladesh after its team faced challenges there related to communication networks, precipitation, the severity of refugee areas, the limited space allocated for the construction of water and sanitation units, the proximity of groundwater to the surface and the proximity of water sources to sanitation units, which may lead to water pollution and spread of diseases.
The statement reviewed the meetings held by the relief team, which confirmed the keenness of the Qatar Red Crescent in the Rohingya issue, and the need to work hard to provide urgent humanitarian aids and gather detailed information necessary to identify the situation and the gaps and modify the short-term emergency plan prepared in advance commensurate with these developments.