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UN team ‘satisfies’ seeing Rohingyas in Bhasan Char

 Noakhali Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:51 PM, 21 March 2021  

UN delegation in Bhasan Char

UN delegation in Bhasan Char

The UN delegation has expressed ‘satisfaction’ after visiting Bhasan Char in Noakhali. The delegation responded after inspecting the island’s char and its infrastructure for three days in a row, closely monitoring the situation, and talking to Rohingyas who have relocated to the island. 

The delegation left Bhasan Char for Chattogram on Saturday afternoon. Earlier on Wednesday, a 16-member team led by UNHCR Bangladesh Assistant Representative Fumiko Kashiwa reached Bhasan Char under the supervision of the Navy.

“All we know is that the UN delegation is ‘quite satisfied’ with the Bhasan Char project,” said M Anwarul Kabir, sub-project director of Bhasan Char project (Ashrayan Project-3)

He said the delegation visited Bhasan Char’s environment, housing, cyclone shelter and embankment for three days in a row. 

They also observed the facilities provided to the Rohingyas stationed there. The delegation also held meetings with NGOs operating there. They are even satisfied with the quality of the clothes that are being made here, M Anwarul Kabir added.

UN delegation in Bhasan Char

Rohingya leader Mohammad Fayez Ullah said during their visit, the UN delegation repeatedly “tried to find out” from the Rohingyas whether they had been forcibly relocated, however, the Rohingyas replied they came to Bhasan Char voluntarily, no one forced them.

The UN delegation left on Saturday afternoon after a three-day visit. The delegation visited the residence and spoke to the Rohingyas. They even observed the geographical conditions of Bhasan Char including the movement route with Hatiya, said Md. Mahe Alam, OC of Noakhali Bhasan Char police.

According to the RRRC office, a total of 13,723 Rohingyas have relocated to the island in five phases since December.

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