Till date, the government of Bangladesh has relocated over 18,500 Rohingyas to Bhashan Char; plans to relocate 100,000 in total
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Wednesday said Bhashan Char is now a settled issue and hoped that international agencies will get engaged taking responsibility of Rohingyas in Bhashan Char, the way they are doing in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps.
“Bhashan Char isn’t an issue now. It’s resolved,” he said, mentioning that the UN team and diplomats who have visited the Bhashan Char did not raise any “disagreement” but there are a few recommendations.
As of now, the government of Bangladesh has relocated over 18,500 Rohingya to Bhashan Char in several phases out of a planned relocation of 100,000 Rohingyas.
“We’re managing their basic humanitarian needs from our own exchequer — given that the UN is yet to commence their operation at the island,” said the state minister while addressing a webinar as the chief guest.
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) organised the webinar on “The Rohingya crisis: Response of the international community and the repatriation process.”
He said though Bangladesh is happy over the role of some friendly countries regarding the Rohingya issue but cannot express satisfaction over the position of other friendly countries.
“UN is talking about it repeatedly but nothing effective is happening,” Shahriar said, adding that some countries are not spending much time repatriating Rohingyas.
May 10, 2021Despite the government’s decision not to allow Rohingya people to go outside their camps at Cox’s Bazar and Noakhali’s Bhashanchar, scores of refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine have entered the port city in Ramadan and staying here for collecting Jakat. Around 1.1 million Rohingyas entered Bangladesh in 2016 to escape Myanmar junta’s crackdown on the minority […]
Apr 21, 2021