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Rohingya response: Proper planning for response could make Bangladesh economically benefitted

  • Published at 11:08 pm February 23rd, 2020
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File Photo: Rohingya men and women migrating to different camps in Cox Bazar Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

JRP 2020 stated that Rohingya response should be a real joint venture ensured by aid transparency and management that should be accountable

Demanding a single line authority for ensuring maximum benefit for the displaced Myanmar citizens (Rohingya refugees), a Cox’s Bazar based network has stated that proper planning will benefit the national and local economy at the same time. 

The network, Cox’s Bazar CSO NGO Forum (CCNF), was presenting its response to the Joint Response Plan (JRP) 2020 at a press briefing in the city’s press club. 

JRP 2020 stated that Rohingya response should be a real joint venture ensured by aid transparency and management that should be accountable.   

The JRP in Rohingya response is being prepared by ISCG (Inter-Sectoral Coordination Group).  The Rohingya response will formally be launched in Geneva in March. The plan envisages funds to the tune of around $887 million for 2020.

Barkat Mullah Maruf, joint director of Coast Trust, an NGO, said: “Localization does not necessarily mean giving response-based jobs to locals; it rather means the development of locals through using  their resources.”  He also stated that local traders could additionally benefit from selling necessary items to the Rohingya community.