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