MVR 18.1 million donated to the Rohingya fund

MVR 18.1 million has been donated to the Rohingya fund organized by the Islamic ministry of Maldives.

During a press conference held at the ministry yesterday, Islamic minister Ziyad Bagir announced that they have currently received MVR 18.1 million  for the Rohngya fund and the money will soon be transferred to the red crescent of Bangladesh to help Rohingya refugees.

‘The money is currently being exchanged into dollars. With the help of Maldivian embassy, the money will be soon transferred to the red crescent of Bangladesh within a week’s time at most’.

Minister Ziyad Bagir had said.

During the press conference, Defense minister Adam Shareef reported that all the money that has been pledged for the fund has been now received.

The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing the massacre has been rising rapidly. According to UN, already 582000 Rohingyas has fled for safety in Bangladesh since 25th of October.