“Local people scarified. Cox’s Bazar economy got shattered. Humanitarian response must not...

“Local people scarified. Cox’s Bazar economy got shattered. Humanitarian response must not leads to disparity” Mohammad Abul Kalam ndc, Additional Secretary / Refugee Relief & Repatriation Commissioner

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Cox’s Bazar, 28 March 2018: Cox’s Bazar CSO and NGO Forum (CCNF) and COAST Trust jointly organized a public dialogue “Integrating the Grand Bargain Principles in FDMN Relief Response and facilitating Localization: Pathways for reducing transaction costs, ensuring accountability in local level and partnering with local organizations” in Uni Resort, Kolatoli, Coxsbazar, with a call for fulfilling the Grand Bargain commitments in the humanitarian response for the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN)/ Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar. The initiative is supported by Christian Aid, Oxfam, ICVA and IOM.

The dialogue is organized on the eve of UN launches a Joint Response Plan (JRP) with a financial need of approximately 940 million Dollars up to December 2018 in Bangladesh in this purpose. Grand Bargain Commitments are developed to strengthen the capacity of the local community, non government organizations (NGO) / civil society organization instead of replacing them in humanitarian response.

More than 100 participants take part in the dialogue including local community leaders, elected local government leaders, local / national / international NGOs, representatives from UN agencies, donor countries and organizations and local journalists. Mohammad Abul Kalam ndc, Additional Secretary / Refugee Relief & Repatriation Commissioner attends the dialogue as the Chief Guest, while the Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar Mr Ali Hossain gives the inauguration speech.
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