Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation Launches Orphanage in Bangladesh

Published April 3rd, 2018 - 05:00 GMT
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Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) inaugurated an orphanage to shelter 170 orphans in Bangladesh, said an aid agency official on Monday.

Said Demir, a member of the agency’s executive board, said Bangladesh has five million orphans. He added it has the highest number of orphans compared to the country's population among Muslim-majority states.

The orphanage, named as Iyilikhane (House of Goodness), has been built by IHH with the support of the Iyilikhane Association in the southwestern Bangladesh’s Khulna region.

Demir said that the establishment can accommodate 100 orphans and its capacity will be increased to house 170 children.

This is the largest orphanage in Bangladesh and also the 10th built by IHH in the region, he added.

The newly built orphanage consists of bedrooms, classrooms, sickroom, kitchen, game room, conference room, laundry and library.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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