Indonesia to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Rohingya Refugees

Yogi Bayu Aji    •    12 September 2017 13:59 WIB
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Indonesia to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Rohingya Refugees
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (Photo: MI/Susanto), Jakarta: The Indonesian Foreign Ministry is ready to deliver humanitarian aid to help Rohingya refugees. 

"We have talked with the Bangladesh government. I have talked with Bangladesh foreign minister," said Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi at the Presidential Palace Complex in Central Jakarta on Tuesday morning.

As many as 300 thousand Rohingya refugees live in eastern Bangladesh. Most Rohingya refugess stay at the Cox's Bazar camp.

The ministry will prepare foods, clothes, blankets, medications and sanitary utensil. It will approach a number of humanitarian agencies.

"The humanitarian aid will be transported by air to Chittagong. The distance between Chittagong and Cox's Bazar is 170 kilometers. The distance is not that far. However, the travel time is quite long," Retno explained.