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Phuket Islamic Council calls for desperately needed essentials for Rohingya refugees

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: The Phuket Islamic Council is collecting donations at their office in Koh Kaew for the hundreds of Rohingya refugees being held in detention centers across Southern Thailand.

The Islamic Council is asking for blankets, dried food and toiletries.

Kitti Islam, a member of the Phuket Islamic Council, told the Phuket Gazette yesterday that the council has already received a lot of donations of food and clothes, but more are needed.

“Many refugees don’t have blankets to cover them when they sleep, or clothes or things necessary for daily life,” he told the Gazette. “We would like to ask the people of Phuket to make donations to the Rohingya.”

Donations already received will be taken to the refugee shelter in Khura Buri, Phang Nga today.

The ongoing collection point for donations is the Phuket Islamic Council office in the Muslim Wittaya Phuket School on Thepkrasattri Road, Koh Kaew (map here).

For more information, please contact the Phuket Islamic Council at 076-377546 or call Mr Kitti directly at 087-888 7572.

— Irfarn Jamdukor

 

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