Balukhali shelter to house 200,000 Rohingya refugees


PV Desk : Shelters capable of housing 200,000 refugees are being constructed at Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar.
Nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed over to Bangladesh to escape a violent army operation in Myanmar, according to the UN.
“They have been scattered all over Cox’s Bazar. The administration is working to bring them together in one place,” Additional District Magistrate Khaled Mahmud told on Sunday.
Bangladesh, already housing around half a million refugees from past violence in Myanmar, was trying to shelter the new arrivals in bordering sub-districts of Cox’s Bazar.
“We are building shelters in Balukhali where Rohingyas will get relief and a place to stay. The refugees now roaming the streets will themselves move to Balukhali once our work is finished.”