Egypt sends aid shipment for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh
Ahram Online, , Wednesday 20 Dec 2017

Egypt sent on Wednesday a shipment of aid to Bangladesh to help alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar, Egyptian ambassador to Bangladesh Walid Shams said in a statement published by Egypt's foreign ministry.

The aid, which includes housing tents and food supplies, is donated by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development and the Ministry of Defence to the Bengali Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and the Red Crescent.

The shipment brings the total aid donated by Egypt for Rohingya refugees to 120 tonnes,including aid previously donated by Egypt's Al-Azhar institute since the beginning of the crisis in August, the statement added.

More than 630,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since Myanmar's military launched a crackdown on the minority group in August.

Egypt has expressed solidarity with Rohingya Muslims and supports the Bangladeshi government’s efforts in addressing the fallout from the crisis.