19 October 2017. Today in a press conference NGOs and CSOs of Cox’s Bazar district demanded localization of the Rohingya relief works, they also demanded accountabilities in all forms of relief operations in this regard. It is beyond the means of the Cox’s Bazar district to handle or bear burden alone, Rohingya refugees must be relocated in other parts pf the country, they opined. The press conference was organized by the Cox’s Bazar CSOs and NGOs forum. The organizers also urged the government to conduct an immediate survey on the loss, damages and impact on the environment and resources of Cox’s bazar and to take necessary actions to recover these in the next financial budget.
The press conference was moderated by Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Executive Director of COAST Trust. Secretary of the forum and Assistant Director of COAST Trust Moqbul Ahmed presented the welcome speech. From the press conference a written statement titled ‘We Demand Localization and Accountability in Rohinga Relief Work’ was distributed.