Shel­ter for Ro­hingya

The Nation - - WORLD -

BANGLADESH will build 14,000 new shel­ters to house the hun­dreds of thou­sands of Ro­hingya Mus­lim refugees camp­ing on road­sides, in fields and on hills, an of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day. Ac­cord­ing to the UN, nearly 400,000 Ro­hingya have ar­rived in Bangladesh since Au­gust 25 af­ter flee­ing a mil­i­tary crack­down launched by Myan­mar’s mil­i­tary in re­sponse to at­tacks by Ro­hingya rebels.

Bangladesh au­thor­i­ties said they would build a mas­sive camp on a 800-hectare plot of land near an ex­ist­ing Ro­hingya refugee camp in Ku­tu­pa­long in Cox’s Bazar district, which bor­ders Myan­mar.

“The govern­ment has de­cided to build 14,000 shel­ters for some 400,000 Ro­hingya,” Bangladesh’s dis­as­ter man­age­ment sec­re­tary Shah Ka­mal said.

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