4,000 Rohingyas willing to go to Bhasan Char...

Dhaka, Sunday   28 November 2021

4,000 Rohingyas willing to go to Bhasan Char

 HM Faridul Alam Shaheen, Cox`s Bazar daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:12 PM, 28 November 2020   Updated: 07:35 PM, 28 November 2020

4,000 Rohingyas willing to go to Bhasan Char

4,000 Rohingyas willing to go to Bhasan Char

About four thousand Rohingyas from different camps of Ukhia and Teknaf in Cox's Bazar willing to go to Bhasan Char. They will be sent there within the next month, said a source in the Office of the Commissioner for Refugee Relief and Repatriation.

The first list has been made with the Rohingyas who are willing to go to Bhasan Char voluntarily. However, the number may increase.

Recently, a team of Rohingya leaders inspected the installations and infrastructures built in Bhasanchar. Since then, several Rohingya leaders have shown a positive attitude towards their people about going to Bhasanchar.

According to a source, if the first batch of Rohingyas could be sent to Bhasanchar safely, many more families would be interested in going there.

The Rohingyas think that Bhasanchar will be much better and safer than the crowded environment of the camp. Besides, Rohingya terrorists have become active in various camps. The ordinary Rohingyas are scared and terrified of living peacefully in the camp. As a result, they think they will be safe in Bhasanchar.

Earlier, in May this year, a total of 308 Rohingyas, including women and children, returned to Bangladesh in two phases after failing to enter Malaysia by sea. They are kept in Bhasanchar to prevent coronavirus infection.

Samples of food and non-food items for Bhasanchar have been added to the official website of the Office of the Commissioner for Refugee Relief and Repatriation last Tuesday to send new Rohingyas to Bhasanchar. Meanwhile, various NGOs have asked the government to submit projects (food and non-food) for possible assistance activities after the relocation of Rohingyas to Bhasanchar.

Meanwhile, a sub-office of the Commissioner for Refugee Relief and Repatriation has been set up in Bhasan Char. The process of shifting officers and employees is under processing. Work is also underway to set up offices of several NGOs. Recently, a delegation of 23 NGOs working in the Rohingya camp visited Bhasan Char.

The members of the delegation of these NGOs who have visited Bhasanchar think that the facilities set up for the Rohingyas in Bhasanchar are suitable, well developed, sustainable, and attractive. There is an environment where Rohingyas can stay safe.

Nasima Yasmin, director of the FDNM project at the public health center, said Bhasanchar is much larger in size than St. Martin. The safety dams built around the island are capable of resisting any natural disaster.