India’s ‘Operation Karuna’ delivers aid to Cyclone-hit Myanmar

Three ships carrying relief supplies arrived in Yangon on Thursday after India started "Operation Karuna" to deliver aid to those in Cyclone Mocha-affected Myanmar.

New Delhi, India: Three ships carrying relief supplies arrived in Yangon on Thursday after India started “Operation Karuna” to deliver aid to those in Cyclone Mocha-affected Myanmar.

India extended a hand of goodwill to the people of Myanmar impacted by Cyclone Mocha, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Twitter. “Operation Karuna is in progress. Three Indian Navy ships delivering supplies arrived in Yangon,” he stated on May 18.

“A fourth ship arrived on May 19, 2023. Emergency food supplies, tents, necessary medications, water pumps, portable generators, clothing, sanitary and hygiene supplies, and others are all aboard the ships. India is still the region’s first responder,” Jaishankar continued.

The first naval ships to deliver aid to Yangon were the Shivalik, Kamorta, and Savitri of the Indian Navy.

The Indian Navy is still dedicated to fostering security as well as economic development in the region and is the first to offer assistance to our neighbours in times of need.

The Dhaka Tribune claimed that 81 people had died in Myanmar as a result of the cyclone.

In the Rohingya Muslim minority’s targeted villages of Bu Ma and adjacent Khaung Doke Kar in the Rakhine State, at least 46 people perished.

According to Myanmar’s state broadcaster MRTV, a woman died when a building collapsed in a neighbouring hamlet, and thirteen people were killed when a monastery collapsed in a village in Rathedaung district north of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine.

According to Karlo, the leader of the Bu Ma village near Sittwe, “There will be more deaths because over a hundred people are missing.”

Aa Bul Hu Son, age 66, said prayers close by at his daughter’s tomb, whose remains had been found on Tuesday morning.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, Mocha made landfall on Sunday with winds of up to 195 km/h (120 mi), bringing down electricity pylons and splintering wooden fishing boats.

According to the camp’s leader, nine Rohingya refugees perished in the Dapaing camp near Sittwe because it was shut off and short on supplies.

“Because the bridges are damaged, no one can access our camp; we require assistance,” he said.

George Henry

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