By Muhammed Enes Can
ISTANBUL (AA) - A Turkish humanitarian aid group has distributed aid to oppressed Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Sadakatasi Association facilitates refugees living in camps to earn a living.
A total of 400 sewing machines, 60 passenger vehicles and 30 cargo vehicles were delivered to refugee families.
The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.
According to Amnesty International, more than 750,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community in August 2017. There are now 1.2 million Rohingya staying in Bangladesh.
Nearly 24,000 Rohingya Muslims have been killed by Myanmar’s state forces since Aug. 25, 2017, according to the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA), while more than 34,000 were thrown into fires and over 114,000 others were beaten.
Another 18,000 Rohingya women and girls were raped by Myanmar’s army and police and more than 115,000 Rohingya homes were burned and 113,000 others vandalized.
* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz