Cox’s Bazar, Sunday (28 November 2021):
The country’s pioneer organization Caritas Bangladesh’s new President His Excellency Reverend Bishop James Romen Boirgai and Executive Director Mr Sebastian Rozario on Sunday accorded a grand reception at Caritas Bangladesh’s field office at Ukhiya Upazila in Cox’s Bazar.
The Emergency Response Program (ERP) arranged the reception program, said a press release.
Caritas Bangladesh has been working for the forcibly displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) under the Emergency Response Program (ERP) in Cox’s Bazar district since the massive influx in August 2017.
During the reception program, Caritas Bangladesh’s President and Executive Director, launched an exhibition corner on “Prevention of Violence Against Women” and 16-day-long activities.
ERP Project Director Mr Marcel Ratan Guda, Head of Operation Mr Inmanuel Chayan Biswas, Head of Program Md Abdullah Fuad, among others were present at the function.
A special honorary message was read out in the honor of His Excellency Reverend Bishop James Romen Boirgai. A cultural program was arranged in the honor of new President.
During the reception program at Ukhiya, Head of Program Md Abdullah Fuad informed the high officials about various programs on the year-long celebration plan of the organization’s 50-year founding anniversary. Caritas Bangladesh President and Executive Director will visit a camp in Kutupalong on Monday.
Before attending the reception event at Ukhiya, Caritas Bangladesh President and the Executive Director visited one of the ongoing ‘‘Cash for Work’’ schemes in the Host community at 8 No Ward under 4 No Rajapalong Union in Ukhiya upazila.
During the rural level visit, donors from Caritas Germany and Caritas Spain were also present. They interacted with the local people. Local people expressed gratitude to Caritas Bangladesh and the donor agencies for their support.
Thanking Caritas Bangladesh, Md Iqbal Bahar, Union Parishad Member; Md Idris, a staff of Ukhiya Upazila Health Complex among others, said the road construction under ‘Cash for Work’ scheme has fulfilled the dreams of local people. Students will be able to go to school smoothly during monsoon, the added.
Emergency Response Program (ERP) at a Glance:
Caritas Bangladesh started working widely for Rohingya people since the massive influx in August 2017 through providing Shelter, non-food items including Site Improvement, WASH, Protection, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and livelihood facilities in 12 camps in Ukhiay upazila in Cox’s Bazar. Besides, CB has been executing several activities for the host community.
CB is the pioneer of providing LPG gas cylinder, and planting trees and installing solar street lights in Rohingya camp are to protect the local environment and stop deforestation. In the meantime, CB has initiated to provide monetary aid to the ultra-poor, unemployed families of the host community in the district.