• Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

IOM clarifies tools are part of its overall support to the host community

  • Published at 12:37 pm September 6th, 2019
WEB_Cox-Ukhiya-pic-01.jpg
Seized weapons from NGO office in Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar on Thursday, September 5, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

IOM says the alarm that was raised on social media following the incident was due to a misunderstanding

After a safety review by local authorities in an office of a local organization, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has clarified that it donated the tools recovered from the warehouse of an NGO in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar. 

"The tools are part of household kits given to vulnerable members of the host community for agricultural and livelihood activities," Tarek Mahmud, national communication officer of IOM, said in a press release issued by the organization on Friday. 

Earlier on Thursday, 5,000 tools were recovered from a warehouse of a local NGO at Malbhitapara in Ukhiya upazila.


Also read - Locally made weapons seized from NGO office in Cox's Bazar


A team, led by Executive Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner (land) Fakhrul Islam, conducted a drive there and recovered the locally-made tools kept in 20 to 25 sacks. 

The IOM said an alarm was raised on social media following a misunderstanding where farming tools were mistaken for potential weapons distributed to refugees.

The items were in fact farming tool kits being stored at SHED office for distribution to the Bangladeshi host community, the IOM said. 

The authorities gave back the tools to the NGO after checking all the documents, it added.  

50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail