25 Percent of total Fund Released for Rohingya Relief Works Should be Used for the Host Communities: Demand from Cox’s Bazar CSOs and NGOs Forum

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Cox’s Bazar, 24th January 2018. CSOs and NGOs of Cox’s Bazar demanded at least 25% released fund for Rohibgya relief works for the host community. They placed this demaed from a meeting organized at the  Cox’s Bazar District Commissioner’s Conference Hall.

They also opined that, INGOs should take initiative for capacity building of local NGOs.

Cox’s Bazar CSO-NGO Forum arranged the meeting on the occasion of launching their website www.cxb-cso-ngo.org Cox’s Bazar Deputy Commissioner Mr. Ali Hossain inaugurated the launching program of web site while Mr. Mohammad Abul Kalam (NDC) Refugee, Relief & Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) has attended the inaugural ceremony as Chief Guest. Mr Abu Morshed Chowdhury Khoka, Co-Chair of the CXB CSO NGO Forum presided over the event.

Ms Margo Baars, Inter Sector Coordinator of ISCG, spoke in the meeting. Mr Mahidur Rahman, ADC (general), Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Hossain, ADC (Education & ICT) were present as special guest in the meeting.

Mr. Moqbul Ahmed, Member-Secretary of CXB-CSO-NGO Forum and Assistant Director of COAST, Mr. Bimal Chandra Dey Sarkar, Executive Director, Mukti Cox’s Bazar, Mr. Jashim Uddin Bokul, Director, Shobdayon Abriti Academi, Ms Khaleda Begum, Team Leader, YPSA, Mr. Abul Kashem, Executive Director, Help Cox’s Bazar, Mr. Didarul Alam Rashed, Chief Executive, Nongor were spoke in the meeting on behalf of NGOs.

Role of local people and local NGOs on 25th August during influx of  forcibly displaced Rohingya was appreciable, said Mr. Mohammad Abul Kalam (NDC) Refugee, Relief & Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC). Besides government local NGOs were helping emergency support to newly arrived almost seven lac Rihingya was remarkable, he said. He appreciated the great role of CXB-CSO-NGO Forum to drawn attention of UN agencies for implementing the Grand Bargain policies for capacity building of local NGOs and CBOs side by side socio-economic development of local communities. He said to address present INGO representative, in the meantime happened many kinds of fallout including environmental losses due to temporary residing of Rohingyas at Teknaf and Ukhiya. INGO should be taken initiative for socio-economic development of host community side by side the emergency services for Rohingya, he said.

Web site of cxb-cso-ngo forum will help peoples as well as government to attainment of information, said Mr Md Ali Hossain, Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar in the inauguration meeting.  INGOs and NGOs who are working in Cox’s Bazar were played important role side by side government work recently in emergency relief operation, said DC, Cox’s Bazar. For the sake of public and national interest government expected transparency and accountability from NGOs, said deputy commissioner, Cox’s Bazar.

Newly established the website of cxb-cso-ngo.org will get fulfillments soon and will help people and journalist to get all kinds of information on NGOs activities, said Abu Morshed Chowdhury, Co-Chair, CXB-CSO-NGO Forum in the inauguration meeting.

Until return to their home land in Myanmar Rohingya and host community has to be organized peaceful co-existence is needed for present time. So released 25% fund for relief activities has to be spent for the socio-economic development of host community and has to be taken initiative with increasing capacity building of local NGOs, involving partnership of INGOs development activities, said Abu Morshed Chowdhury.

Following representative of local and international NGOs were present in the web site inauguration meeting of CXB-CSO-NGO Forum: ISCG, BRAC, CARITAS, WATER AID, OXFAM, BNWLA, SPACE, Pennny  Appeal, JNUS, CODEC, MUKTI Cox’s Bazar, NECOM, SHED, ACLAB, Radio NAF, NGO Forum for Public Health, Agrajatra, HELP Cox’s Bazar, PULSE Bangladesh, BGS, Jago Nari, ISDE, Jalalabad Foundation, COAST Trust, Daily Rupashigram, LEADERS, TDH, WVI, RISDA-Bangladesh, etc.

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