Al-Azhar’s relief delegation began to distribute aid dispatched by the Muslim institute among Muslim Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar City in Bangladesh.
The aid comes as a part of the humanitarian، moral and relief support provided by Al-Azhar and the Muslim Council of Elders.
Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar، Ahmed al-Tayeb، has ordered a mission from the Medical and Relief Convoys Department of the al-Azhar Sheikhdom، and a delegation from the General Secretariat of the Muslim Council of Elders to visit the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh، to also review their living conditions.
Meanwhile، Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb will visit Muslim Rohingya camps in Bangladesh next week.
Noteworthy، The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that since August 25 of this year an estimated 613،000 Rohingya refugees had arrived in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar، fleeing violence in Myanmar، Xinhua reported.
IOM said that the total Rohingya refugee population in the area was now 826،000.Most of the refugees are women and children.
The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority that live in the mostly Buddhist country of Myanmar. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights، Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein، has called the situation a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing."