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Bangladesh PM urges IOM to raise more funds for Rohingyas

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to raise more funds from newer sources for assistance of the Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh. 
“Since the the assistance for Rohingyas has declined, the IOM should look for new partners to raise more funds for them,” she said.
The premier made this call when IOM Director General Amy Pope paid a courtesy call on her at the latter’s official residence in Dhaka. 
PM’s Speech Writer M Nazrul Islam brief media after the meeting.
The premier also asked the IOM to help relocate Rohingyas to Bhashanchar as an abode for one lakh Rohingyas has been built there with all the facilities including education, healthcare services and employment, said Islam.
Around 30-35 thousand Rohingyas have so far been relocated to the Bhashan char.
During the meeting, the IOM DG, who visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar yesterday, has raised the issue of security in the Rohingya camps to the premier.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has deployed appropriate number of security personnel in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps to ensure their safety and security.
She said the Rohingyas are divided into several groups and sub groups and they are engaged in internal conflicts.
Local people have now been minority in their locality as the Rohingyas are larger in number, she added.
By Navalsang Parmar (Dhaka)
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