The Turkish Red Crescent Society (Kızılay) distributed educational materials to 1,260 Rohingya refugee students in seven schools in Karachi, Pakistan.
The assistance was provided in cooperation with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society and the Pakistan Alliance for Girls’ Education (PAGE), an umbrella organization that works to create an enabling environment for gender equality in education, employment, rights and leadership.
A ceremony marking the distribution of educational materials was held in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal region of Karachi in the presence of the Turkish Consul General in Karachi, Cemal Sangu, officials of the Turkish and Pakistani Red Crescent organizations and others. guests.
Ibrahim Carlos Camilo, head of the Turkish Red Crescent delegation in Pakistan, said the students had shown great interest and were very happy to receive the teaching materials.
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled predominantly Buddhist Myanmar to refugee camps in Bangladesh since August 2017, when the Myanmar military launched operations in response to attacks by a rebel group. Burmese security forces have since been accused of mass rape, murder and burning of thousands of homes.
A 2018 United Nations-sponsored investigation recommended prosecution of Myanmar’s top military commanders for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for the violence inflicted on the Rohingya in their country.