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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.