MNA Editorial Desk: The Rohingya refugee crisis is growing in Bangladesh rapidly and support is needed to help cope with the influx, the World Bank said.
World Bank South Asia Region Vice President Annette Dixon lauded the Bangladesh government for sheltering and caring for the Myanmar refugees. He also said the organization was ready to help the country and the displaced Rohingyas.
“The scale of the influx is enormous. As far as the eyes can see, lines after lines of shelters—made of plastic sheets and bamboos—stretched over the deforested hills. It is creating huge pressure on the infrastructure and services as well as on the water resources and the environment. When the monsoon approaches, the challenges with disease and natural disasters will increase,” she said.
Dixon visited the camps and spoke with Rohingyas and members of the local community.
The visit also included inspection of registration centers, health and food distribution centers, children centers and women-friendly spaces.
Rohingyas are entering Bangladesh from Myanmar escaping from the barbaric torture of the Myanmar Army from August last year and it was termed as ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ by the UN. Bangladesh is hosting them and is in negotiation with the Myanmar government on their repatriation.