South African NGO helping displaced Rohingya refugees

File: Some of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar in the neighbouring Bangladesh. Photo: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

JOHANNESBURG – A South African NGO has joined the drive to help thousands of displaced Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

The Al-Ighya Foundation will be sending a container filled with basic necessities including clothing, blankets, and diapers.

The organisation says it’s concerned about the growing humanitarian crisis.

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Over 600, 000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh since late August amid military attacks.

Myanmar has been widely criticised for its slow response to the crisis.

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