President Mohammed Shahabuddin has reiterated his call to the global community to urgently act for resolving Rohingya issue.
The President made the call while opening the 7th Partnership Meeting-2023 of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) at a city hotel on Tuesday.
“Bangladesh is hosting around 1.2 million forcibly displaced Myanmar people with shelter, food and other necessities . . . . I call upon the international community to urgently act on the issue,” he said.
The President said it is imperative to understand that the burden of this issue (Rohingya influx) should not fall solely upon Bangladesh’s shoulder.
He urged the international community to find a durable solution to this issue in its place of origin in Myanmar, apprehending that further delay to commence safe, voluntary, and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas and shortage of humanitarian support may put the entire region at risk.
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman, BDRCS Chairman Major General (retd) ATM Abdul Wahab, Asia Pacific Regional Director of the IFRC and Red Crescent Society Alexander Matheou, Head of Bangladesh Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross Agnes Dhur and BDRCS Secretary General Kazi Shofiqul Azam spoke.