Cox’s Bazar, MINA – Turkey’s Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) distributes food ingredients to 1.012 families of Rohingya refugees who live in temporary camps in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh on Wednesday.
“We give each Rohingya families 25 kilograms of rice, six kilograms (lentils) and three liters of cooking oil,” said TIKA deputy coordinator, Emrah Ekinci to Anadolu Agency.
Ekinci said as many as 5,000 Rohingya families would be given the same food in five phases this month, which would continue as a regular monthly package.
“Thus, we can distribute food ingredients to more than 20,000 Rohingyas per month,” he said, adding food aid was also distributed to several hundred local residents.
TIKA distributes food that has been cooked every day to Rohingya since the entry of Rohingya in Bangladesh after the military crackdown on August 25, 2017 in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
“Now, we are distributing food ingredients according to their needs. Before this, we also distributed spices according to their needs, “Ekinci said.
Previously, TIKA visited Rohingya refugee camps and made a list of 5,000 families.
The organization distributed one card for each family and based on the card, they distributed food items so that all 5,000 families could receive assistance.
“We thank TIKA and Bangladesh for helping us,” said Rahima Khatun (70), who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh with four of her children after her husband disappeared in a military operation. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)