Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Sunday called upon the world community to focus their efforts on the needs of Rohingya children.
“It is not only Bangladesh’s business to care for Rohingya children and meet their demand, but also the responsibility of the world communities,” he said.
The minister came up with the plea at a dialogue on ‘Child Rights and Humanity’ organised by Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) at its auditorium in the city.
Menon said for proper nurture and growth of Rohingya children, Myanmar has to take them back to their motherland. And the United Nation has to work to this end, he added.
He said around 60,000 Rohingya women, who were forced to flee from Myanmar recently, are now expecting.
“It is not possible to take care of these pregnant women in the refugee camps properly. They are likely to be faced with a catastrophic consequence if they are not repatriated to their own land,” said Menon.
DRU President Shakhawat Hossain Badsha presided at the event where health specialist Uttam Kumar Barua and UNICEF senior consultant Faria Alam were also present.