Humanitarian workers must follow global standard while serving Rohingya people: ERP Project Director

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Mr Marcel Ratan Guda, Project Director, ERP, Caritas Bangladesh is speaking at the UNHCR Project Orientation in Cox's Bazar on Thursday. Photo: Courtesy

UNHCR Project Orientation held in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, 10 February 2022:

Humanitarian workers must follow global standard while serving the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs), said Mr Marcel Ratan Guda, Project Director, Emergency Response Program (ERP) of Caritas Bangladesh.

He made this remark while speaking at a project orientation at a city hotel in Cox’s Bazar on Thursday (10 February 2022) arranged by Caritas Bangladesh.

Caritas Bangladesh has started working in a new phase in 2022 for FDMNs in Cox’s Bazar under a bilateral project partnership agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The event was attended by Md Abdullah Fuad, Head of Program (HoP), ERP, CB; Sanzida Akter, Manager, Shelter & Site Improvement; Mr Pius Nanuar, Manager, WASH; Ashis Bala, Senior Accounts Officer; Abu Taher, Area Coordinator. Paritosh Chakrobortty, Camp Coordinator anchored the day-long orientation program.

Staff of ERP, CB, Cox’s Bazar office including site engineers, supervisors and field level staff of WASH and Shelter & Site Improvement were present at the event.

Directing all staff, Project Director Mr Marcel Guda, said “Cartias Bangladesh staff must follow global humanitarian standard during working in the field level for vulnerable community people.”

“We must respect each other regardless gender, age, race, disability while working for FDMNs,” he added.

Md Abdullah Fuad, Head of Program, ERP, Caritas Bangladesh is speaking at the UNHCR Project Orientation in Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Courtesy

Mentioning three fire incidents at Rohingya settlements in the beginning of the year, ERP Project Director thanked all staff for timely response and urged to be vigilant always to respond actively in the future.

During the orientation, HoP Md Abdullah Fuad, oriented the staff about the project goals and implementation process towards development of living conditions of FDMNs through building natural environment and providing WASH facilities.

He also informed that CB will execute shelter activities in Camp-4, Camp-4 Extension (B, D, F), Camp-5 and Camp-17 while WASH facilities will be provided in Camp-17 (Block A & B).

Sanzida Akter, Manager, Shelter & Site Improvement, ERP, Caritas Bangladesh is speaking at the UNHCR Project Orientation in Cox’s Bazar. Photo: Courtesy

The UNHCR-funded project from January to December 2022 will provide support to a total of 94,953 individuals from 20,792 Households (Shelter-17,933 HHs + WASH-2,854 HHs) in the project area, HoP informed.

Md Abdullah Fuad also said that the project will ensure meaningful participation through gender and protection mainstreaming, as well as involving community people.

Sanzida Akter, Manager, Shelter & Site Improvement; Mr Pius Nanuar, Manager, WASH; Md Mosharraf Hossain, Manager, Protection; and Asiq Iqbal, Manager, MEAL conducted separate sessions during the orientation.