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Publish Date: 15:22 - 13 September 2017
TEHRAN, September 13 - Head of Relief and Rescue Operations at Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Morteza Salimi said the country is ready to dispatch operational teams for helping Rohingya’s refugees.

Iran says ready to sent operational teams to help Rohingya’s refugeesTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - He made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony of loading Iranian humanitarian aid to Rohingya.

He said the goods include foodstuff, adding an evaluating team would be also attached for sending a rescue team in case urgent settlement is needed.

“We are ready to dispatch operational teams in various groups to provide various services.”

Myanmar’s military stepped up a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims on August 25, after dozens of police and border outposts in the northern state of Rakhine allegedly came under attack by an armed group that is said to be defending the rights of the Rohingya.

The Rohingya, who had already been under a military siege in Rakhine since October 2016, are being brutally killed, raped, or forced to leave their homes as their villages are being set on fire.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday censured the Myanmarese government for the violence, and said the OIC had to convene to discuss the crisis.

IRCS has already said it has prepared a first batch of a total of 160 tons of humanitarian aid cargo for shipment to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

IRCS Director Mostafa Mohammadiyoun said 40 tons of the cargo, including food, water, and medical supplies, would be delivered to the Rohingya on Wednesday.

The IRCS also voiced readiness to set up makeshift hospitals for the Muslim refugees in Bangladesh.



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