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Posted On: 24 September 2022 08:02 pm
Updated On: 24 September 2022 08:06 pm

QRCS distributes food parcels to 78,000 beneficiaries in Bangladesh

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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QRCS distributes food parcels to 78000 beneficiaries in Bangladesh

The representation mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Bangladesh has distributed diverse food parcels to 15,600 families, or about 78,000 persons, at the camps of refugees and flood-affected people of Sylhet Division, to alleviate their suffering, secure their basic food needs, enhance food security, and create temporary jobs for volunteers and heads of poor and refugee families.
Distributed in coordination with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and the Office of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC), the food parcels contained a wide range of basic foodstuffs such as flour, lentils, chickpeas, beans, sugar, salt, spices, milk, and pasta.
The 10-day distributions are part of QRCSs ongoing humanitarian interventions at Myanmar refugee camps, with a view to improving safe shelter conditions, health care services, and food security among refugees and the host community.
QRCS has been working in Bangladesh since 2017, when it deployed a relief delegation to respond to the displacement waves from Myanmar. Then, it established a representation mission in Cox's Bazar, the concentration hub for refugee camps. The mission works to provide different forms of emergency aid for refugees, such as health, food security, shelter, NFIs, water, and sanitation.