Oman completes safe shelter for Rohingyas

Metro Desk

19 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Oman completes safe shelter for Rohingyas

Oman charity officials including Omani Head of diplomatic mission in Dhaka Ta’eeb Salim Al Alawi, RRRC Md Mahbub Alam Talukder along with UNHCR representative are seen joining project handover ceremony at Chakmakul in Coxs Bazar on Monday. —SUN photo

A three-member Oman Aid Agency delegation led by Ta’eeb Salim Al Alawi, Head of Oman diplomatic mission in Dhaka, visited Rohingya camps in Coxs Bazar from 16-18 February.

During the visit, the delegation met RRRC Md Mahbub Alam Talukder along with UNHCR country representative and UNHCR head of operation. Later, they attended the Oman-aided safe shelter project handover ceremony at Chakmarkul on Monday in the presence of RRRC and UNHCR officials and other government and NGO officials.

The sources indicated that the Oman-aided safe shelter project built by the generous contribution of late Sultan Qaboos of Oman, started in 2018 was in response to the urgent humanitarian call of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to host displaced Rohingya families who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar.

The sources further informed that the Oman-aided Safe Shelter have been so built with minimum standard of living to accommodate some 8000 Rohingya families at Chakmarkul.

The visiting Omani aid agency delegation includes Mohammed Hamood Al Zahli, Assistant Chief Executive and Charity Organization (OCO).

 


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