Climate and Disaster Minister visits Rohingya refugee camp

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:  Climate and Disaster Minister Mofazal Hussain Chowdhury Maya of Bangladesh visited Nayapara Rohingya refugee camp on November 27, to observe the situation and to discuss local concerned authorities regarding the evacuation of refugee camp from the existing place, according to Helal Uddin from Teknaf.

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Climate and Disaster Minister Mofazal Hussain Chowdhury Maya of Bangladesh visited Nayapara Rohingya refugee camp “The Minister told the reporters in a press brief that there is malnutrition, increase mortality rate due to lack of birth control because of not existing rules and regulations. It is needed for self-earnings and to establish small industries for the refugees.”

“Ukhiya-Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar district is a tourist center.  Rohingyas are living in these places and committed crimes, therefore, our image are going to be destroyed,” the minister more added, according to a refugee leader preferring not to be named.

In other hand, for the purpose of ensure of security, education, shelter and health care, it is necessary to transfer the refugees to another suitable place, Bangladesh Prime Minister Shek Hasina is thoughtful, according to Bangladesh news reporters.

Besides, after visiting an especial team to the refugee camps, government will take inclusive decision regarding the matter (relocation).

In future, after discussion between Burma and Bangladesh regarding the entry of Rohingyas into Bangladesh, Bangladesh will start to relocate the camps, the Minister hope, sources said.

On November 27, at around 2:15 pm, the Minister went to Nayapara camp along with a local committee of Climate Disaster and Aid and held a meeting with local authorities. . After discussion about 45 minutes, they visited nutrition center and small industry in the camp.

Other local MP Abdur Rahman Bodi, DC Ruhul Amin, Ukhiya cycle  AASP Shattrawdar  Tripura, Upazila Nirbahi officer Sha Mujahid Uddin, secretary Amitaw Kumar Bawl, secretary Shattawbroto Shaha, secretary of minister Abu Taher,  Refugee Aid and Rehabilitation ministry secretary Farid Ahmed, Social officer Darmodorshi Borwa, Teknaf upazila chairman Jaffar Ahmed, Camp-in-charge of Nayyapara refugee camp Jalal Uddin,  Teknaf OC Moktar Hussain and other GO- NGOs officers were also present in the meeting, according to Helal Uddin of Teknaf.

The minister left to Teknef after briefing to reporters regarding the meeting and took rest at the Hotel of Central Resort of Teknaf sea beach, having lunch there and left Teknaf for Cox’s Bazar in the evening.

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