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Iran to construct hospital for Myanmar Muslim refugees

Iran’s Red Crescent Society is to build hospital for Myanmar Muslim refugees in Bangladesh camps.

Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has planned to put up a 32-bed hospital for Myanmar Muslim refugees in Bangladesh camps.

Director of IRCS relief and rescue organization, Morteza Salimi, recently said that a piece of land measuring about 100 by 50 square meters is required to set up the hospital and IRCS is currently looking for a suitable spot.

He also noted that Iran has set a relief and aid center up at the refugee zone near Cox’s Bazaar close to Myanmar border in Bangladesh.

The beginning of seasonal heavy rainfalls at the region makes the situation harder for refugees, Salimi added.

“We rather fundraisings for Rohingya Muslims now since dispatching humanitarian aid and food supplies are not reasonable,” the IRCS director concluded.

Tehran has also opened an international poster exhibition as well as an exhibition of photos portraying hardships and troubles the Myanmar Muslim refugees suffer, and sent several cargos of humanitarian aids and warm food to support the oppressed Muslims.

Since October 2016, Myanmar’s government has laid a siege to the western state of Rakhine, where the Rohingya Muslims are concentrated.

Horrific violence, including killing, rape and torching property, has been taking place against the minority Muslims living there. The attacks have seen a sharp rise since August 25, 2017.

Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence and persecution in their home country of Myanmar continue to arrive in Bangladesh. Thousands of the displaced people, many sick and wounded, have been stranded or left without enough food for weeks.

MG/MG

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