Caritas Bangladesh stands by host community in Cox’s Bazar

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1056 families get Tk 47 lac, coronavirus safety gears

December 28, 2021, (Tuesday): Cox’s Bazar Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mr Milton Roy launched the distribution activities of over Tk 47.52 lac and Covid-19 safety gears among 1056 families of the host community at Sadar Upazila Parishad auditorium on Tuesday.

The Emergency Response Program (ERP) of Caritas Bangladesh arranged the event in coordination with Cox’s Sadar Upazila Administration.

Presiding over the event, ERP Director Mr Marcel Ratan Guda, said, “Financial assistance will reach 1056 people through electronic money transfer in phases.”

He added, “Caritas Bangladesh’s effort is to help the backward families of the host community in Cox’s Bazar as they can overcome the loss of the coronavirus pandemic.”

Speaking as the Chief Guest at the event, Cox’s Bazar Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Milton Roy, said, “Many people consider Ukhiya upazila as the only host community in Cox’s Bazar, but in reality, the whole Cox’s Bazar district is hosting the massive number of FDMNs.”

“NGOs working in Cox’s Bazar should come forward to help the host community beside implementing projects in Rohingya camp,” he added.

UNO Milton Roy also said that “People in Cox’s Bazar should be prioritized first for any help because the life expenses have increased significantly here due to the presence of NGO workers, and a massive number of Rohingya people.”

ERP’s Head of Operation Mr Inmanuel Chayan Biswas, said “Caritas Bangladesh is trying to stand by the host community along with Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) in Cox’s Bazar with its partners.” The current activities are going on under a project funded by CAFOD, he added.

The event was attended by Md Abdullah Fuad, Head of Program, ERP; Project Coordinator Md. Sajib Ali and Md. Samiul Haque Chowdhury; and Communication & Documentation Officer Roton Malo.

Caritas Bangladesh is carrying out various activities in Cox’s Bazar to help the host community besides FDMNs.