Sikhs are one of the most large-hearted people in the world and they have proved it time and again. When it comes to lend a helping hand, this community leads by example. The men in turban were recently lauded for their selflessness after they opened the door of Gurudwaras for victims and distressed in the aftermath of Manchester bombing and London bridge attack. Back home, they once again showed their generosity as the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara volunteers provided daily langars to the protesting Tamil Nadu farmers in New Delhi.
This time they have come to the aid of the Rohingya Muslim families who are facing persecution in Myanmar. A team of volunteers from Sikh organisation Khalsa Aid reached Bangladesh-Myanmar border on Sunday to help the lakhs of Rohingya refugees.
The Sikh organisation has reached Teknaf, a border town in Bangladesh where over three lakh refugees are living in the camps.
Describing th miserable condition of the refugees, Khalsa Aid managing director Amarpreet Singh said that his group had come prepared to provide relief to 50,000 refugees but there are more than three lakh refugees.
“They are living without water, food, clothes and shelter. They are sitting wherever they can find a corner. It is raining, but people do not have anywhere to go. It is miserable to say the least.”
He also pointed out that the camps in Teknaf were filled beyond capacity, ” “A camp can accommodate at least 50,000 people but in most of them there are more than one lakh refugees”
However, he expressed confidence that his outfit will run the relief support till the crisis ends.
we are committed to run langar here (community here) till the crisis is not over. The priority is to not let anyone sleep without food. Children are roaming without clothes and begging for food. Those who do not get space in camps are sitting along roads in hope of getting food from someone,” he said.
Source: Indian Express
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