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Over 1 million Rohingya registered in Bangladesh

  • Published at 03:45 pm January 26th, 2018
Over 1 million Rohingya registered in Bangladesh
The Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) has registered 1,038,000 Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar that started since August 25 last year. The immigration and passport authorities disclosed the above on Thursday during the 19th meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Home Affairs. Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Home Affairs Tipu Munshi presided over the meeting, reports BSS. The registered Rohingya are not going to receive Bangladeshi passports, instead they will be granted national ID cards. Over 0.6 million Rohingya refugees are living in Cox’s Bazar Kutupalong camp. The standing committee has advised to set up a fence around the camp for the safety of the Rohingya refugees, and to supply them with fuel in order to protect the forest resources near the camp. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, MD Faridul Huq Khan, Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan, Fakhrul Imam and Begum Kamrun Nahar Chowdhury, among other members of the standing committee, were also present during the meeting.