Rohingyas rejoice at UN engagement in Bhasan Char

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Bhasan CharThe Rohingyas in Bhasan Char have welcomed the decision of the United Nations (UN) to engage therein in providing humanitarian support.

On Sunday, they brought out a procession expressing their joy over the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Bangladesh government and the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.

They were seen joining the joyous procession peacefully holding placards that read “Welcome UN”, “Welcome UNHCR”, “Thank You UN,” “We Are Happy at Bhasan Char 2021.”

Head Rohingya leaders led the procession from 2:30 pm to 3 pm joined by over a thousand Rohingyas, said a source at Bhasan Char.

The procession that began from Shelter 9 ended at Rohingya Bazar, going through Hospital Road.

Bangladesh and the UN signed the formal document Saturday, ending a long wait for a much-sought UN engagement at Bhasan Char on the humanitarian front to support the Rohingyas there.

Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief Md Mohsin and Bangladesh Representative of UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, Johannes van der Klaauw, signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Secretariat.

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