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Civic forums want transparency in Rohingya management

UNB . Dhaka
07 Mar 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 07 Mar 2022 00:05:42
Civic forums want transparency in Rohingya management

The Cox’s Bazar Civil Society and NGO Forum, a network of local NGOs and CSOs, on Sunday demanded transparency and local government participation in the Rohingya response management.

At a virtual press conference the CCNF leaders also demanded a parliamentary caucus on the issue.

They urged a ban on use of plastic andcgroundwater and a limited use of bamboo as part of Rohingya management. Abu Morshed Chowdhury of PHALS and Rezaul Karim Chowdhury of COAST Foundation conducted the press conference.

Hamidul Haque Chowdhury, Chairman of the Ukhiya Upazila Parishad spoke as the chief guest. Imam of Nowzowan demanded that in respect of joint need assessment local organizations should also be involved.

Neelema Akter Chowdhury of Agrajatra said that, government contribution should be recognized in joint response management, as the government has already made $400 million investment in Bashanchar.

Nazrul of BAPA (Bangladesh Poribesh Andolan) stated that there is a lot of plastic and other waste in the Rohingya camp, and NGOs should be creative in this regard to innovate alternatives.

Surface water should be preserved and used, while groundwater extraction should be stopped now, he said.

He also suggested treatment of Naf river’s water for use. Agrajatra’s Helal advised all concerned to buy dried fish and salt from local producers to distribute in the camps.