Eid gift: New clothes, free health camp for Rohingya Muslims in Okhla
OT, August 20, 2012 00:30 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
A free health camp for Burma refugees camped temporarily at Kanchan Kunj in Okhla has been held. Also, new clothes were distributed to the victims so that they could celebrate Eid with fervor on August 20.
Rohingya Muslims have been living in the camp since they arrived in New Delhi. Initially they had landed in the capital, seeking refugee status.
Later on Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were moved to the temporary camp with help coming from many local and national NGOs, particularly from Okhla-based Zakat Foundation of India (ZFI).
Shaikh Jilani, who organized the health camp, wrote on Facebook: “Today we held the free health camp for Burma Refugees at Kanchan Kunj. Jamia Old Boys and Jamia staff joined us and our joint team went to Mewat where almost 78 families of Burma refugees stay. We distributed Eid gift and new clothes for Eid to them.”
Other organizations too have chipped in with assistance providing clothes and other items on and off.
A few days ago an American family had visited the camp, promising all help. The American family that has worked with ethnic groups was deeply concerned with the conditions of Rohingya Muslims. A medical camp was also organized.
The condition of the Rohingya Muslims in Burma has made headlines with many international publications running their stories. Myanmar’s pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has also been approached by OIC chief to interfere and convince the government to address the burning issue.
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