Let other countries take Rohingyas, we can’t take more: foreign minister
06:26 PM, February 22, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:42 PM, February 22, 2021

Let other countries take Rohingyas, we can’t take more: foreign minister

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today urged other countries and human rights bodies to come forward to share the burden of Rohingyas, saying that Bangladesh has done enough.

An estimate shows around 84,000 people live in per square kilometre at Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar.

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"Do you see it anywhere in the world? Let other countries take (Rohingyas). We can't take more," he told reporters at his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

Earlier, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, appealed for the immediate rescue of a group of Rohingya refugees in distress in the Andaman Sea.

UNHCR received reports of an unconfirmed number of Rohingya refugees aboard a vessel in distress as of Saturday.

The refugees left Cox's Bazar and Teknaf, Bangladesh, approximately 10 days ago, said Indrika Ratwatte, director of the UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific today.

 

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