On the fifth anniversary of the Rohingya tragedy, the British High Commissioner in Dhaka, Robert Chatterton Dickson, commented that ‘Rohingyas are very lucky’.He said this at a press conference held on Thursday (August 25) afternoon at Chandpur Municipality after visiting the Development of Living Standards (UNDP) project for poor people in the city.
He also said that when the Rohingyas came to Bangladesh, they received unprecedented support from the government. It is not very easy that the matter will be resolved so soon. For this reason, it is necessary to put pressure on the Myanmar government to solve the Rohingya issue.The British High Commissioner also said, if the Rohingyas want, they want to be returned safely to Myanmar. As soon as we can ensure the safety of the Rohingyas, arrangements will be made to repatriate them. If they want to stay in this country, it is necessary to ensure their normal living conditions and education of Rohingya children in the camp through volunteering.Earlier, the British High Commissioner in Dhaka inspected the implemented work of the project to improve the quality of life of the marginalized people in a two-day project visit.
Chandpur Municipality Mayor Zillur Rahman Jewel, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Van Nguyen, LGD Joint Secretary Masum Patwari and others were present.