Another 80,000 Rohingyas to be relocated within 3 months: Enamur


State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman today said that another 80,000 ‘forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals’ (FDMN) will be relocated to Bhasanchar in next three months.

“In the next three months, an additional 80,000 Rohingyas’ will be relocated to Bhasanchar. With the help of some local and international NGOs, humanitarian assistance is being provided to the FDMN’s relocated to Bhasanchar,” he said.

The state minister was speaking at a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the country’s disaster management and relief ministry and the UNHCR at the secretariat here as the chief guest, reports BSS.

Parliamentary Standing Committee Chairman on Disaster Management and Relief Captain (retd) AB Tajul Islam, MP also spoke, among others, on the occasion as special guest.

The MoU was signed to establish a common protection and policy framework for humanitarian response to Rohingya in Bhasan Char, said an UNHCR press

The MoU is a further expression of the government and people of Bangladesh’s generosity and support toward the Rohingya population until they can return safely and sustainably to Myanmar, it added.

Enamur said that as per recommendations of the Technical and Protection Sub-Committee formed in 2018, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief constructed a total of 1,440 houses and 120 cyclone shelters in Bhasanchar
for the accommodation of one lakh forcibly displaced Myanmar citizens under the Asrayan-3 project.

From December 3, 2020 to April 4, 2021, some 18,846 ‘forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals’ from 4,724 families were relocated to Bhasanchar, he added.