Muslim World League Launches Rohingya Refugee Center

JEDDAH – The Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL), Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, inaugurated on Sunday, July 29, the ‘Integrated Services Center’ for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

“All this is aimed at achieving a qualitative shift in the relief work for the Rohingya refugees who live in difficult conditions in unsuitable camps that lack the most basic necessities of life,” Al-Issa told Al Riyadh Daily.

He added that the MWL’s International Association for Relief, Care, and Development is keen on establishing a small community for Rohingya refugees equipped with full services.

This community will include social facilities providing basic education, vocational training, and primary health care, which will give them an environment similar to that of their normal life.

The plan will help them co-exist with their new reality, especially children, female, and male students.

“MWL made a call to the whole world’s organizations and peoples highlighting brutality and genocide Rohingya Muslims suffer in Burma. This historic disturbing chapter in the UN’s humanitarian record will be a witness to the magnitude of world weakness for stopping these crimes and massacres which represent one of the worst terrorist and bloody crimes,” the Secretary-General expressed.

“Silence in the face of such brutal crimes is silence in the face of truth and this gives strong pretexts of the negative concepts on the weakness of the international justice system and its will to fight and eradicate terrorism,” he continued.

The senior official also confirmed that the MWL is keen on economically empowering Rohingya refugees to depend on themselves and become self-sufficient, thus achieving sustainable development that represents a key ax of the humanitarian work of the MWL.

He further stressed the importance of the project in raising the health awareness of Rohingya Muslims through the focus on and attention to women’s personal, psychological and health needs.

Dr. Al-Issa recalled the prophetic hadith which says: “Is there a reward for us in serving any human beings?” He replied: “Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate (living being).”

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