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35,000 babies born in Rohingya camps every year

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 10th April, 2022 06:03:50 PM
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35,000 babies born in Rohingya camps every year

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said some 35,000 babies are born in Rohingya camps every year.

He came up with the information on Sunday after holding the fourth meeting of the national committee on the coordination, management and law and order regarding  Rohingya people who were forced to come to Bangladesh from Myanmar.    

Kamal said, “We have observed that the birth rate at Rohingya camps is increasing alarmingly. In this regard, we will notify the health department and the Islamic Foundation so that they inspire all to use birth control method. Also, we are taking initiatives to this end.”

The home minister said, “Some 35,000 babies are born every year at Rohingya camps. Five years have already passed since the arrival of Rohingya people in the country. As a result, some 1.5 lakh population has increased automatically there. It is a matter of concern to us. So, we are planning for measures in this connection.”