Around 1,100 Rohingya refugees to obtain housing with basic amenities; The Center decides at a high-level meeting


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New delhi: About 1,100 Rohingyas staying in tents will soon be moved to apartments with basic amenities and 24-hour security, officials said on Tuesday. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting on Rohingya accommodation was held in the nation’s capital.
The meeting was chaired by the Chief Secretary of Delhi and brought together senior officials from the Delhi government, Delhi police and the Ministry of Home Affairs. During the meeting held in the last week of July, it was pointed out that the Delhi government bears around Rs 7 lakh per month in rent for the tents where Rohingyas have been displaced in Madanpur area. Khadar after a fire broke out in the camp where they were living.
“These refugees will soon be relocated to New Delhi City Council (NDMC) flats in Bakkarwala village on the outskirts of Delhi. Madanpur Khadar camp will be accommodated,” a senior official said.

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During the meeting, the Delhi Police was instructed to provide security for the premises where these flats are located and the Welfare Department of the Delhi Government was instructed to secure the basic facilities like ventilator, three meals, a landline telephone, television and leisure facilities. in the new campus.

The Delhi government has been ordered to equip the flat with basic amenities and hand it over to the FRRO (Foreign Regional Registration Offices) who will commend the Rohingyas moving into these flats. During COVID, NDMC had provided these apartments in Bakkarwala area to Delhi government for isolation of suspected cases of coronavirus infection.

All Rohingya who will be moved to these apartments hold the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) unique identity document and their contact details are registered.

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