Bangladesh receives 270 tonnes of food aid for Rohingya


PV Desk : Bangladesh has received 270 tonnes in food aid for Rohingya refugees from local and international organisations, while the government has allocated another 500 tonnes.
Over 400,000 Rohingyas, mostly Muslim, have fled Myanmar to escape a military offensive in response to insurgents’ attacks on dozens of police posts and an army base on Aug 25.
The disaster management ministry said on Thursday that 424,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border into Bangladesh as of Sept 20.
“They have been kept in 14 camps and 5,575 of the new refugees have gone through biometric screenings,” Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury told the media in Dhaka.
He said Bangladesh will help the Rohingyas until they return to Myanmar.