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Seminar calls for transparent, inclusive response to Rohingya crisis

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Speakers on Sunday at a seminar urged for a transparent, inclusive response to the ongoing Rohingya crisis for a better solution. 

The seminar titled “Rohingya Response: Strategies and Inclusion in 2024” was held at the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner office in Cox’s Bazar, said a press release.

Organised by Cox’s Bazar CSO NGO Forum and COAST Foundation, the event aimed to tackle pressing issues surrounding the Rohingya refugee crisis. Chaired by RRRC Mizanur Rahman, it drew participation from UNHCR, WFP, ISCG, local Union Parishad Chairmen, and other stakeholders.

Keynotes highlighted critical challenges faced by Rohingya and host communities.

Studies by the COAST Foundation revealed the plight of 3,000 banned fishermen and 14,000 host community members confined within camps.

Urgent support and inclusivity were emphasised for both groups.

Financial discrepancies in aid distribution were exposed, prompting calls for transparency and clarity in fund management.

UNHCR, WFP, and ISCG emphasised collaborative, area-based approaches to address the crisis.

Local leaders echoed the need for transparency, improved security, and sustainable solutions.

Mizanur Rahman reiterated the government’s commitment to addressing the crisis and supporting host communities, according to the release.

Despite repatriation challenges, he stressed the obligation to provide comprehensive support.

The seminar concluded with calls for immediate action, urging stakeholders to prioritise transparency, inclusivity, and sustainable solutions in their response.


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