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EAG gave Rohingya refugee families clothing, food packages and blankets EAG gave Rohingya refugee families clothing, food packages and blankets

Etihad Launch Aid Mission for Rohingya Refugees

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has launched a humanitarian aid mission to Bahukhali Bazar, Bangladesh in order to support over 3,000 Rohingya refugee families.

An EAG delegation was recently onsite to help distribute garments, dry food packages, and blankets. The mission also included the distribution of humanitarian aid at a hospital jointly operated by Malaysia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Implemented via an agreement between EAG and the UAE Embassy in Bangladesh, the humanitarian mission was undertaken in cooperation with the Emirates Red Crescent and Bangladeshi Red Crescent.

The initiative is funded by Etihad Guest members’ miles donations, in addition to donations made at various Abu Dhabi-based sporting and social events, and the electronic Dirham programme.

Additionally, the UAE government has already pledged USD7 million in support of the Rohingya community.

In recent months, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled violence to Cox's Bazaar – a district in Bangladesh. The vast majority are women and children, including new-born babies. It is known as the fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world.