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    A woollen relief for Rohingya refugees

    A woman refugee from Myanmar carries relief material handed over by the Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust on Tuesday, even as others await their turn. — Photo: G. Ramakrishna

    November 26, 2013

    About 250 Rohingya
    refugee families residing in different parts of the Old City received the
    donations as part of a programme taken up by the organisation


    Rahmathullah, a
    Rohingya refugee settled in the city was worried about getting warm clothes and
    blankets for his children. The dipping temperatures only increased his anxiety
    and with little earnings the 28-year-old labourer could not afford to buy woollens
    for his children.

    Thanks to timely
    help from the Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust (HZCT) the family received
    woollens and blankets.

    Donations

    About 250 Rohingya
    refugee families residing in different parts of the Old City received the
    donations as part of a programme taken up by the organisation.

    “We saved our lives
    and came here leaving everything behind owing to the violence,” Rahmathullah
    says.

    The kit given to
    him consisted of clothes, utensils, blankets and groceries. The migrants
    crossed over into India and have taken shelter at temporary camps at Barkas,
    Balapur and Shaheennagar. A few undertake petty jobs while the women being new
    to the place remain confined to their homes.

    “We plans to impart
    training in tailoring and embroidery for the women,” said Syed Nusrath, a
    trustee of HZCT.