Cox’s Bazar CSO NGO Forum (CCNF), a platform of 50 local and national NGOs working in Cox's Bazar district, demanded all-out efforts from the UN, INGOs, and government to expedite the process of dignified repatriation of Rohingyas as Bangladesh is facing a dual challenge of Covid-19 and flood.
The network has reiterated this demand through a press statement on Monday on the eve of 3rd year of the Rohingya influx in Cox’s Bazar.
Abu Morshed Chowdhury, Executive Director PHALS & Co-Chair CCNF said Cox’s Bazar has huge potentialities of development and some important projects have been taken in the district but it is facing multiple problems due to poor communication infrastructures.
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury Executive Director COAST, another one Co-Chair CCNF, said CCNF is working to promote human rights in Cox’s Bazar. Local NGOs, community organizations and local government are also committed to upholding the human dignity of Rohingyas until their repatriation. But these local NGOs and local government organizations have to be given spaces in response management, he added.
CCNF’s 11-point demand included -- there should be a government-led single line and single pot fund management, All sub-offices of intentional agencies should be shifted to Dhaka or Ukhiya to reduce the cost of journeys to camps and to reduce pressure on Cox’s Bazar town, Humanitarian workers should be given 24 hours access to refugee camps so that they will do activities against drug dealing, human trafficking, gender violence, and especially extremism in the evening and local NGOs and local government should be given access in ISCG, HoSoG, and RRRC meeting system and also in the National Task Force (NTF).