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Bangladesh: UNHCR emergency airlift lands in Dhaka as Rakhine crisis deepens

Original story at UNHCR• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago

UNHCR 2 weeks ago

 
A major UNHCR airlift with emergency relief supplies for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is today under way, with the first flight having landed in Dhaka just before 04:30 this morning. A UNHCR-chartered Boeing 777 flew in with 91 metric tonnes of aid, including much needed shelter materials, jerry cans, blankets, sleeping mats and other essential items from UNHCR’s global stockpile in Dubai. The cargo has been loaded onto trucks which will bring the aid to the refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar in south-eastern Bangladesh. A second aid flight, donated to UNHCR by United Arab Emirates (UAE) is scheduled to land ...
 
 
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What they're saying:

12 Sep
UNHCR United Kingdom @UNHCRUK
UNHCR is flying in emergency supplies for the 370,000 #Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks https://t.co/MUfbhy8qAp
12 Sep
UN Refugee Agency @Refugees
A major UNHCR airlift with emergency relief supplies for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is underway today. https://t.co/g7Nvhuorv2