Redouble efforts to repatriate Rohingyas: speakers at webinar
Agencies of United Nations, international non-government organisations and the government should redouble efforts on political mobilisation for dignified return of Rohingya refugees, said civilians, NGO leaders and officials at a webinar yesterday.
Titled "Respect to frontline workers amid Covid-19, solidarity and diversity", it was organised by Cox's Bazar CSO NGO Forum, a network of 50 local NGOs working in Cox's Bazar, marking World Humanitarian Day.
Speakers came up with specific demands to strenghten efforts, adding that international agencies should push for the cause from their bases.
It is reported that around 129 NGOs and 16,000 workers are in Cox's Bazar responding to the Rohingya crisis, where around 1,000 frontline workers got infected.
Chief guest Rashedul Islam, director general of NGO Affairs Bureau at Prime Minister's Office, said dignified return of Myanmar nationals is the most humanitarian response.
Cox's Bazar Additional Deputy Commissioner Ashraful Afsar chaired the event, and IFRC Country Representative Azmat Ulla was the guest of honour.