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Japan donates 3 ambulances to Rohingyas

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 13 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Japan donates 3 ambulances to Rohingyas
Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Ito Naoki hands over a dummy key of an ambulance to the authorities of Friendship, a non-governmental organisation, during his visit to the Rohingya camps at Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar on Monday. Japan has donated a total of three ambulances to Rohingyas. —SUN PHOTO

Japan has provided three ambulances for the forcibly displaced Rohingya population currently sheltered at Rohingya camps in Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar to help improve the medical infrastructure and medical services.

During his visit to the Rohingya camps in Ukhia on Monday, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Ito Naoki handed over the ambulances to the authorities of Friendship, a needs-driven non-governmental organisation.

The ambulances were donated by the Government of Japan through the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP), said a press release of the Embassy of Japan.

The project is expected to help improve the medical infrastructure and medical environment by installing 3 ambulances at the “Rohingya” camps in Ukhiya.

Md Mamunur Rashid, Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar, Md Shamsud Doza, Additional Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, and Kazi Golam Rasul, Senior Director and Head of Health of NGO Friendship, along with other guests attended the handover ceremony.

“I hope these ambulances will save the lives and help to improve the medical environment of the ‘Rohingya’ camps” said Ito Naoki.

The GGHSP has been contributing to social development at the grassroots level since its inception in 1989. To date, USD 16.25 million has been extended to 208 projects in Bangladesh, including 3 projects at the “Rohingya” camps, by the Government of Japan.