Mentioning that Bangladesh is facing an unprecedented crisis with the sheltered Rohingyas, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Myanmar has to come forward in resolving the crisis peacefully.
Replying to a question from Moulvibazar-2 constituency lawmaker Md Abdul Matin in the House, the Prime Minister expressed strong hope that her government will solve the crisis peacefully with the help of International community.
The premier said, “UNHCR and IOM are working to construct a make-shift shelter of about 1,45,000 Rohingya families. Moreover, health centers are being established by in the shelters area. A total of 3,500 acres of land has been allocated in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia Upazila to shelter around 6 lakh Rohingyas.”
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has successfully got the support of the international community for repatriation of the Rohingyas to their homeland in the Rakhaine state of Myanmar.
She also said the international community is working together for repatriation of the Myanmar nationals to their country.
In response to a question from Cox’s Bazar MP Abdur Rahman Bodi, the Prime Minister said influx of Rohingyas caused huge damage to nature of the area and livelihood of the local people. So the government has taken decision to provide food support as well as new occupational opportunities to the local people.