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India built 250 Homes in Myanmar for Rohingya

Published on July 14, 2019
Current context: Saurabh Kumar, Ambassador to Myanmar handed over 250 houses to the Myanmar Government for Rohingya when they return
India built 250 Homes in Myanmar for Rohingya
  • The project was signed in 2017 between India and Myanmar
  • Under the agreement, the government of India had committed to spending $25 million over 5 years for rehabilitation of Rohingya
  • The houses made can survive the earthquake and cyclonic storms and are of size 40 square metres each
  • The 250 houses are made in the worst violence-affected areas of Nan Thar Taung, Shwe Zar etc.

About Rohingya:

  • They belong to the Indo-Aryan ethnic group and reside in the Rakhine state of Myanmar
  • Before the 2016-17 crisis, about 1 million Rohingya lived in Myanmar
  • Since 2017, about 6 lakh Rohingya refugees have crossed the borders of Bangladesh and 40,000 to India


Q.1 India has recently provided 250 homes for refugees to which country?
a. China
b. Maldives
c. Myanmar
d. Bhutan
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