Cox’s Bazar: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan President Abdus Shakoor has reached refugee camps of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area following the fresh wave of violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar which resulted in exodus of another 400,000 members of the persecuted community. AKFP President also distributed first cache of humanitarian relief aid among Rohingya Muslims at the camps.
On the occasion, he also met with several Rohingya Muslim families and inquired them about the on-ground situation in Myanmar. The refugees told their heart wrenching stories about their migration and the events of violence which forced them to leave their homeland. Abdus Shakoor promised them that Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan along with other partner organizations will undertake all possible aid work to minimize their grieves.
Earlier, upon his arrival in Cox’s Bazar, AKFP President Abdus Shakoor held a meeting with international relief agencies to discuss the matter of Rohingya Muslims at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The representatives of Islamic Aid, UNIW Turkey, SAWAB Bangladesh, PKPU Indonesia participated in the meeting. Initially, the participants agreed to launch a major relief operation for provision of food, digging up a well for supply of clean water, medical aid and sanitation of the refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims.
Meanwhile, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan and Helping Hand are set to jointly hold a conference on the growing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar with reference to Rohingya Muslims on September 12, 2017. “Rohingya’s Humanitarian Crisis: Consultation For Action” conference will take place at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad where a large number of philanthropists and human rights activists will participate.
At the conference, AKFP President Abdus Shakoor, will also brief the participants on the current on-ground situation and possible measures that can be taken to control the worsening situation.