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Monday December 18, 2017 09:19 AM

Rohingya crisis: IOM to compensate 300,000 Cox’s Bazar locals

Rohingya crisis: IOM to compensate 300,000 Cox’s Bazar locals
Representatives of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other international NGOs currently working at the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh at a press conference in IOM's Cox's Bazar office on December 4, 2017Dhaka Tribune

Representatives from all the foreign NGOs operating in the Rohingya camps were present during the conference

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has declared to compensate 300,000 local residents of Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh who have had to experience difficulties due to the mass influx of Rohingya refugees in the past three months.

The Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) Senior Coordinator Julie Belanger made the declaration at a press conference held at the IOM’s Cox’s Bazar office on Monday.

Some 626,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since August 25 this year, she said.

A plan has been undertaken for the improvement of the overall environment of the areas where the Rohingya camps are located, including forestation, Belanger said.

Representatives from all foreign NGOs operating in the Rohingya camps were present during the press conference.

They said they had working for ensuring the safety and protection of the oppressed Rohingya women and children.

They also said the international NGOs would continue their support as long as the government continues pursuing their support.

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