Phuket, 15 Rabiul Awwal 1434/27 January 2013 (MINA) – 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, according to a report published in www.phuketgazette.net monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Sunday.
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. (T/P-12/R-006)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)