A group of nearly 1,800 refugee Rohingyas set sail for Bhasan Char Thursday, as part of the government's plan to relocate them to the remote Bay of Bengal island from crammed camps in Cox’s Bazar.
The government of Japan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have concluded an agreement which will provide approximately US$ 10 million to support the improvement of the water supply and distribution system for Bangladeshi host communities and “Rohingya“ refugees in Teknaf Upazila, Cox’s Bazar.
With the latest reports that a vessel with Rohingya refugees is in distress in the Andaman Sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has called on countries in the region to meet their international obligations and ensure that all on board the vessel are immediately rescued and safely disembarked.
A Mental Health and Psycho-social Support (MHPSS) centre for Rohingya refugees was launched at Kutupalong in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.
Fortify Rights has said the regional governments in South and Southeast Asia should support safe disembarkation and humanitarian assistance for scores of Rohingya refugees on a boat reportedly adrift at sea.
The Maldives will recruit workers from Bangladesh by creating a solid framework under an agreement, said visiting Foreign Minister of the Maldives Abdulla Shahid.
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh condemned the military coup in their homeland and said it makes them more fearful to return.
As part of the government’s initiative to relocate Rohingyas to Bhasan Char, 1,778 more Rohingyas started their journey to the island in the third batch in one ship on Friday.
Bangladesh has sought an effective and proactive support from the international community to find a solution to Rohingya crisis apart from management of huge displacement.
Myanmar has said they are committed to beginning the repatriation of Rohingyas as per the bilateral agreement signed with Bangladesh in 2017.