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Govt decides to regulate all Rohingya recruitment

  • Published at 03:56 pm March 3rd, 2021
Rohingya camp
File photo of a Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The executive committee on managing Rohingyas concerned on current recruitment of the persecuted people in various sectors and cash for work practices

The government has decided to regulate every kind of paid and voluntary recruitment of the Rohingyas in the camps in Cox’s Bazar.

Works relating to sanitation and guarding at night will be exempted from the regulation.

The Executive Committee on Coordination, management and law & order for FDMN (Forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals) – the top government body with respect to dealing with the Rohingya crisis – took the decision in a meeting on January 19, according to a letter dated February 18 issued by the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) based in Cox’s Bazar.

RRRC Shah Rezwan Hayat wrote the letter to inform the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) that coordinates the humanitarian activities of UN organizations, INGOs, and NGOs. 

Dhaka Tribune obtained a copy of the letter copies of which were sent to different UN organizations.

The subject of the letter is: In compliance with the decision of the “Executive Committee on Coordination, management and law & order for FDMN (Forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals)” regarding Rohingya recruitment and cash for work beneficiaries in all sectors.  

With reference to the minutes of the second meeting of the executive committee on coordination, management and law & order for FDMN dated January 19, 2021, RRRC Hayat wrote: “This is to inform you that the ‘Executive Committee on Coordination, management and law & order for FDMN’ has expressed their concern regarding all types of Rohingya recruitment in various jobs/volunteers positions and has decided to regulate all types of recruitment of Rohingyas in all sectors with the exception of sanitation works and night guard.”

“They have proposed to roll out ‘Electronic Cash Transfer System’ for any kind of transaction in the camps following proper government guidelines,” said the letter.

“Therefore, this office requests you to instruct all the UN org, INGOs, and NGOs to act accordingly,” it added.

When contacted, Syed Md Tafhim, national communications, and public information officer, stated in an email: “The Inter Sector Coordination Group – on behalf of the humanitarian community in Cox’s Bazar – is liaising with the RRRC on clarifying a number of points in the letter shared with us including the introduction of electronic cash transfer system for volunteer incentives.”

An ISCG official requesting anonymity told this correspondent that few meetings had taken place since the issuance of the letter and that some progress had been made in this regard.

Additional RRRC Mohammad Shamsud Douza said: “Yes, some organizations, who implement the activities of the major UN agencies on the ground do hire Rohingyas for certain works and pay cash to them which is against the rule.”

“The Rohingyas cannot be given cash. They can be given e-voucher through which they can buy different commodities,” he said, adding, “We are working on this. Hopefully, things will be okay soon.”

An official of a leading UN organization said: “The UN organizations like UNHCR, UNDP, and so on do not implement themselves the activities on the ground. 

“They get it done by other organizations that get Rohingyas involved as volunteers and pay them some cash for their works.”

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