World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish relief organizations are continuing to assist Rohingya Muslims who are in the camps.
Rohingya Muslims who escaped from the violence against them in Arakan region in the west of Myanmar and are now staying in camps alongside Bangladesh border with Myanmar wait in long queues through the night to get relief organization's hot meal.
Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) and another Turkish relief organization, 'Sadaka Tasi Dernegi', are continuing to assist Rohingya Muslims who are facing difficult living conditions in the camps.
The relief organizations had earlier drilled a water well and distributed several aid materials in the region. The organizations on Thursday on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan distributed essential foods.
Rohingya Muslims, including children and elderly ones, waited in long lines through the night to get hot meal, rice and other foodstuff. The organizations brought 240 tons of rice from Turkey.
Bangladeshi police officers made huge effort to prevent a stampede.
Rohingya Muslims stated that they were in need of plastic covers to protect and preserve medicine and treatment materials against rain. Around 800,000 Rohingyas live in Myanmar.
Decades of discrimination has left the Rohingya stateless, with Myanmar implementing restrictions on their movement and withholding land rights, education and public services.
Violence against them dates back to 1940s. Some Muslim groups in Arakan took up arms against ethnic cleansing and religious violence years ago. However they failed.
After 1950s, the violence against Rohingya Muslims escalated. They were being forced to abandon the region.
Around 28,000 Rohingya Muslims are currently living in the camps alongside Bangladesh border. Moreover, hundreds of them are trying to survive in several villages and at mountains out of the camps.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Temmuz 2012, 12:12