President Md. Shahabuddin reiterated his call to the international community to act urgently to resolve the Rohingya issue.
He made these comments while inaugurating the 7th Partnership Meeting-2023 of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) at a hotel in the city on Tuesday.
The President said, “Bangladesh is hosting 1.2 million people of Myanmar who are almost forcibly displaced with shelter, food and other essentials. I call on the international community to take urgent action in this regard.”
The President said that it is essential to understand that the burden of this problem (Rohingya influx) should not be solely on the shoulders of Bangladesh.
Further delays and a lack of humanitarian assistance to initiate a safe, voluntary, and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingya could put the entire region at risk, they fear. He urged the international community to find a sustainable solution to this problem at its source in Myanmar.
Sahabuddin asked all concerned to be aware of the ongoing development, as it (development) is a common responsibility that requires the support and cooperation of all.
President Sahabuddin said this year’s partnership meeting is a unique juncture in history as the world is now facing the most pressing challenges of the recent Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.
BDRCS, the government’s humanitarian aid and a member of the International Federation of Red Cross Societies (IFRCS) and the Red Crescent Movement, is carrying out disaster response capacity building, disaster preparedness expansion, and health care activities to achieve the goals of reducing disaster risk and building resilience in vulnerable communities.
Since 2017, BDRCS has been conducting various humanitarian assistance programs for the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals in Ukhiya and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar district and later in Bhasanchar in Noakhali district.