Make world share Rohingya refugee crisis
UK parliamentary body urges its govt
A parliamentary body of the United Kingdom, which oversee and monitors the policy, administration and spending of the Department for International Develop-ment (DFID), has called upon its government to strengthen its efforts to persuade the international community to share the responsibilities of the Rohingya refugees.
"We recognise the enormous responsibilities that offering this sanctuary has engendered for Bangladesh-already one of the most densely populated countries in the world; one of most vulnerable to natural disasters; and home to around 21 million people living in extreme poverty," the body said in a
report published on May 21.
"The progress attained so far should not be at risk from the responsibilities incurred by Bangladesh's open-hearted welcome to the Rohingya. This is not a challenge which Bangladesh should face alone. The international community should step up to provide a long-term plan for countries who carry out a global 'public good' by hosting refugees, migrants or displaced persons," said Stephen Twigg, chair of the International Development Committee.
The body titled 'The International Development Committee (IDC) 'is the watchdog body the British Parliament that monitors the policy, administration and spending of the Department for International Development (DFID) and its associated public bodies and takes an interest in the policies and procedures of the multilateral agencies and non-government organisations to which DFID contributes.