The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar forced many to seek sanctuary in neighboring Bangladesh. Many of the refugees traveled without food or water for many days.

Starved and traumatized, they finally received help from a group of Sikh (Khalsa Aid) volunteers from neighboring India. Free food (called langer) is always distributed at all Sikh temples throughout the world. Many Sikh volunteers organize “langar outreach programs” that strives to help anyone in need.

The Sikh volunteers distribute about 35,000 meals a day in Bangladesh and provide emergency shelter. The mission of the Khalsa-Aid volunteers in Bangladesh is to ensure no one goes to bed hungry.

Tejinder Uberoi

Los Altos, Calif.

 

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