The new President of Caritas Bangladesh (CB) Bishop James Romen Boiragi on Monday said the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs), or Rohingyas, now taking shelter in the refugee camps of Ukhiya upazila, are the most vulnerable community in the region.
He made the remarks while visiting the Kutupalong camp together with the organisation's Executive Director (ED) Sebastian Rozario.
While talking to Rohingya people and their leaders, the CB President said, “We want peaceful repatriation of the Rohingya community to their motherland as it’s your demand as well.”
CB President visited Camp-4 and Camp-4 Extension in Ukhiya where CB has been providing various facilities to FDMNs since the massive influx in 2017.
During the visit to Rohingya Camp-4 and Camp 4-Extension, CB high officials spoke to Camp-in-Charge (CIC) Md Mahfujar Rahman (Deputy Secretary).
CB President thanked the government of Bangladesh through the CIC for giving them the opportunity to work for the FDMNs.
“Caritas Bangladesh is the pioneer organization in protecting the environment here and started tree plantation activities and distributed LPG Cylinders to stop deforestation,” said CB President.
Talking to CB President, Md Obaidul Haque, a Majhi (camp-wise leader of Rohingya people) of Camp-4, said they are happy in the camp but they want to go to their motherland ultimately.
CB’s Emergency Response Program (ERP) Project Director Marcel Ratan Guda; Head of Operation of ERP, Mr Inmanuel Chayan Biswas; Camp Coordinator Paritosh Chakrabortty, among others, were present.