Turkish aid for Rohingyas reaches Ctg

United News of Bangladesh . Chattogram | Published: 01:04, Apr 03,2021


A Turkish military cargo plane carrying hospital supplies and 13 volunteers arrived in Chattogram’s Shah Amanat International Airport Friday for Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar which shelters thousands of Rohingyas.

Wing Commander Farhad Hossain Khan, manager of Shah Amanat International Airport, confirmed this.

Earlier, another Turkish military cargo plane carrying hospital supplies and a field hospital landed in Bangladesh following the March 22 deadly blaze in Cox’s Bazar.

The fire swept through the Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhia, killing at least 11 people.

Also, it turned 9,300 shanties, 136 learning centres and a police barrack into ashes and displaced more than 45,000 people.

Aid agencies and the government had started rebuilding shelters after the large scale fire ripped through the camp last month.

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