DHAKA, Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) has
collected more than 18 million US Dollars fund in a weeklong campaign to
support the forcefully displaced Rohingya people sheltered in Bangladesh.
The nationwide campaign carried out last week of May amassed the fund from
various platforms including social media and thousands of individuals and
charities, a press release of the UAE Embassy in Dhaka said today.
The ERC launched the campaign, supported by all the UAE leaders, under the
directives of its President Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
So far, in Bangladesh, more than one million Rohingyas have sheltered
here. We need to benefit all of them especially the women and children. This
time, our government decided to let the UAE people participate in helping
Rohingya Muslim brothers and generate their donations said UAE Ambassador to
Bangladesh Saed Mohammed AL Mheiri.
From the beginning of the Rohingya crisis, UAE has extended its supports to
emergency relief for food, shelter, health to Rohingya women and children in
We feel proud that the UAE was the first country which started
humanitarian efforts in Bangladesh for Rohingya people and carried out a
number of projects for the benefits of children and women in collaboration
with the UNHCR, the UAE ambassador said.
The UAE is also managing health services for the Rohingya people in
Bangladesh through the UAEBangladesh Volunteer Field Hospital in Cox's Bazar
as it is the the first Arab country to run a field hospital for the
Rohingyas, said the release.
A MalaysianSaudiEmirati field hospital with the UAE donated modern
equipment was also set up in Cox's Bazar in the beginning of 2018.
The UAE also launched a project which is supervised by the ERC and several
Emirati donors to dig 100 wells to provide clean water in the Rohingya camps
in Cox's Bazar.
Moreover, UAE donated $2m to help address malnutrition among young Rohingya
and their mothers.
The embassy of UAE in Dhaka is closely monitoring all relief activities
operated by different UAE organizations from the very beginning of the
Rohingya crisis, said the release.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)