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Psycho-social support centre for Rohingyas launched

Staff Reporter, Cox's Bazar
Psycho-social support centre for Rohingyas launched

A Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS) centre for Rohingya refugees has recently been launched at Kutupalong in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar district. 

On an average, 60 Rohingyas will receive services at the centre from 8:30am to 3pm daily.

BRAC, one of the largest NGOs in the world, has constructed the centre supported by UNHCR.  

Syed Mahbubul Haque, assistant secretary of Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and in-charge of camp no. 6, inaugurated the centre.  

Hasina Akhter Huq, Area Director of Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) of BRAC; Md. Shah Alam, head of Site Management, Shelter, Construction, General Food Assistance (GFA) & Disaster, Risk, Reduction (DRR) under HCMP; Riffat Jahan Nahreen, Team Lead, Child Protection of HCMP; Rubel Das, assistant programme officer of United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and ANM Mahmudul Alam, MHPSS officer, UNHCR, among others, were present.

H.M Rakibul Islam, office in charge of MHPSS under the HCMP of BRAC, briefed about the programme.

Syed Mahbubul Haque, in his speech, said that Rohingya refugees are the most oppressed people in the world. The centre was built for providing them mental health and psycho-social support.    

“We all concerned should be careful so that the objective is fulfilled properly. The matter of their security--along with giving the service--should also be taken into consideration”, he added, calling for involving the local community in this regard.

In her address, Hasina Akhter Huq termed the centre as the important initiative of BRAC, which is working for human rights and development of oppressed people.  

“We are giving emphasis on the involvement of the local community for successful implementation of the initiative”, she said.

About 225,863 people have already received such services through nine other centres, set up by BRAC, in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar.   

The foundation stone of the centre at Kutupalong was laid at the end of December, 2020.

HM

 

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