80,000 Rohingyas to be relocated to Bhasan Char in 3 months
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, Dr Md Enamur Rahman, today said that another 80,000 "forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals" will be relocated to Bhasan Char in next three months.
"With the help of some local and international NGOs, humanitarian assistance is being provided to their relocation to Bhasan Char," he said.
The state minister was speaking at a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the country's disaster management and relief ministry and the UNHCR at the Secretariat as the chief guest.
The MoU was signed to establish a common protection and policy framework for humanitarian response to Rohingya in Bhasan Char, said an UNHCR press release.
The MoU is a further expression of the government and people of Bangladesh's generosity and support toward the Rohingya population until they can return safely and sustainably to Myanmar, it added.
Enamur said that as per recommendations of the Technical and Protection Sub-Committee formed in 2018, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief constructed a total of 1,440 houses and 120 cyclone shelters in Bhasan Char for the accommodation of one lakh forcibly displaced Myanmar citizen under the Ashrayan-3 project.
From December 3, 2020 to April 4, 2021, some 18,846 "forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals" from 4,724 families were relocated to Bhasan Char, he added.