10 Oct '17, 4am

SAF sends S$270,000 of aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has delivered S$270,000 worth of humanitarian supplies to Bangladesh to provide aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state. A Republic of Singapore Air Force KC-135R aircraft carrying supplies donated by both the SAF and Mercy Relief landed in Bangladesh’s Chittagong airport on Tuesday (Oct 10). Aid supplies from Mercy Relief included tents, solar lamps and dignity kits containing shawls, sanitary napkins and soap for women. Other items in the relief package include blankets, food and medical supplies. A second delivery is slated for Wednesday. Supplies being offloaded in Bangladesh. (Photo: Brandon Tanoto) The first wave of supplies were handed to Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Md Abdul Mannan and was witnessed by Senior Minister of State for Defence Dr Mohamad Malik...

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