IOM distributes food rations and discuss long term humanitarian situation
Burma Times Correspondent: April 17, 2015
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and their personnel in the Mukti project distributed aid to Rohingya refugees in the Leda camp of Bangladesh. On Wednesday IOM distributed food stuff to all refugees from 8am to 5pm.
This is the first relief operation since the Bangladesh government banned the activities of Muslim Aid in February. The government decision has created a humanitarian crisis in the overcrowded camp as all basic facilities including water and healthcare ceased completely.
Now the activities of IOM has created hopes that the worse might be over for the desoerate refugees, many who lost their children in the last two months due to unsafe water and lack of healthcare.
However it is still not known whether IOM can tackle the burning issues of water, sanitation and healthcare. IOM did hold a meeting with community leaders on Wednesday from 9am to 11 am to identify the needs of the refugees.