On Tuesday, Global Jerome Oberreit, the Executive Director (ED) of BRAC called for continuing emergency services for Rohingyas and local communities amid Covid-19 by following health rules.
Jerome put emphasis on strengthening BRAC’s humanitarian assistance and necessary activities for the Rohingyas and the local community with the assistance of the government.
He came up with the remark while visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. He visited different activities of BRAC at camp-1 East, and camp-4 extension at Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar, said a Brac press release.
He instructed all concerned to provide emergency services for Rohingyas people and the host community by following health rules amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Md. Akramul Islam, Director of Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) of BRAC; Roberts Sila Muthini, Head of HCMP Programme, among others, were present on the occasion.
Jeromke, during his stay at Rohingya camp, talked to Rohingyas and host community people and was apprised of their problems.
He witnessed primary health care centre, run by BRAC HCMP, water network facility of WASH sector at camp-1 east, mental health and psychosocial support of child protection sector, homestead gardening of agriculture sector, legal protection and community based protection of Protection sector and two-storied learning centre of education sector at camp-4 extension.
The BRAC Global ED said, BRAC has been providing emergency services such as water, food, health care services and rehabilitation for the Rohingyas and local community with the support of the Bangladesh government since the inception of the Rohingya crisis.
BRAC continues to provide such services despite the outbreak of Covid-19, he said, hoping that BRAC will also continue it in any crisis moment in the future.
Later, he exchanged views with delegations from the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), at a hotel in Cox's Bazar.
During the meeting, he emphasized on mutual partnership of BRAC with agencies alongside the Government of Bangladesh.