Bangladesh needs sustained support for Rohingya Refugees: World Bank


World Bank Vice President for South Asia Area Hartwig Schafer yesterday mentioned the world needs to offer sustained support to Bangladesh, to satisfy the pressing needs of the Rohingyas in addition to the host group in Cox’s Bazar.

After visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district, together with the Kutupalong camp — the world’s largest and most congested refugee camp — Schafer praised the federal government and the folks of Bangladesh for their beneficiant efforts that saved 1000’s of lives because the Rohingyas fled violence in Myanmar.

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“Despite its own challenges, Bangladesh shelters nearly one million Rohingya, mostly women and children. Bangladesh has also ably coordinated humanitarian support and provided for basic needs,” he mentioned as he concluded a weeklong go to to the nation.

“But the need is much larger… The global community cannot afford to become distracted from this crisis and needs to provide more support,” he mentioned.

Throughout his go to, Schafer additionally visited the Ghorashal energy plant, the place the World Bank helps enhance effectivity and double electrical energy era capability.

In Dhaka, he participated within the launch of a World Bank report entitled “South Asia’s hotspots: the impact of temperature and precipitations changes on living standards”.

He additionally met the finance minister, the water sources minister and different senior authorities officers.

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