PM says Rohingya crisis damaging Bangladesh environment

  • Mon,2 Dec 2019 06:22:49 PM

Cox Bazaar, Dec 02 (BAN/ AD): PM while addressing 2019 UN Climate Change Conference has said that Rohingya issue is growing and is damaging Banglaesh environment. Currently more than 1.1 million Rohingyas are housed in Cox bazaar.

PM Hasina has repeatedly urged the international community to put pressure on neighbouring Myanmar to take back its citizens.

PM said "The presence of 1.1 million Rohingyas has caused an environmental and social havoc in an environmentally critical area, Cox’s Bazar, with loss of forest, hills, biodiversity and local livelihood. So, we already have the dreadful experience of how the situation after a climatic calamity may turn out."

She added "Any consequence of failure to deliver a climate action plan must fall equally on every country, especially on the countries which are more responsible for contributing to climate change, and the cost of our inaction is devastating for every living person."

"And if the IPCC 1.5 degree centigrade Report was bad enough, the recent WMO Statement on State of Global Climate 2018 shows that we are even worse off than what was originally thought," the prime minister said.

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