Iran’s Emergency Medics Help Myanmar Refugees
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has dispatched medical teams to administer on-the-post treatment to Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled Myanmar to escape military crackdown and ethnic violence, an official said.
A group of emergency treatment teams from Iran’s Red Crescent Society were dispatched to the Rohingya camps on Wednesday morning to help the refugees, IRCS deputy chief, Hassan Saffarieh said.
He said the medical aid program is part of the Red Crescent Society’s international plans, noting that the IRCS has set up medical centers in 14 countries to provide different services for people in the underdeveloped regions.
The Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have long faced severe discrimination and were the targets of violence in 2012 that killed hundreds and drove about 140,000 people from their homes to camps for the internally displaced.
More than half a million Muslims have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since August.
Iran has so far airlifted several consignments of humanitarian aid for the Myanmarese Muslims and has even voiced readiness to construct emergency camps and field hospitals for the refugees on Bangladesh's border with Myanmar.