More than half a million Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since a counter-insurgency offensive by Myanmar's army in the wake of militant attacks on security forces in late August. This will mean an immediate cessation of violence, the proactive protection of all civilians against displacement and violence, the guaranteed safe return of all those displaced by the violence and the securing of their land and help with rebuilding their communities, and the provision of basic necessities to everyone, including those in internally displaced people's camps.
Officials have reportedly planned to use the vast site to accommodate all the Rohingya in Cox's Bazar - both new and old arrivals - in one settlement.
The IOM said the challenges of establishing the camp on inaccessible, hilly terrain, are vast. Joel Millman, an IOM spokesman, said on Friday that the huge job would be carried out through thorough planning.
It is now accessible by just one road - the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf Highway - which is already permanently congested by aid trucks and local traffic. Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, minister for disaster management and relief, said all the Rohingya would eventually be moved from 23 camps along the border and other makeshift camps around Cox's Bazar to the new zone. They all look forward to go back. Many show signs of malnutrition.
But UNICEF chief Anthony Lake and UN emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock said in an appeal for $430 million to provide aid that "the needs (of the Rohingya) are growing at a faster pace than our ability to meet them".
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It aims to target 450,000 individuals (90,000 households) over the next six months.
Hasina said Bangladesh took an appropriate stance to draw global community's attention to the Rohingya crisis which also compelled Myanmar to open talks on the issue.
The initial uproars by the global community over the atrocities in Myanmar have apparently been fading away while response to the humanitarian aid to the large number of refugees, who are in dire need of food, shelter and medicine, drew poor response.
Last month, wild elephants trampled two refugees to death and Rahman said more such encounters appeared inevitable as more forest is destroyed.
Health sector agencies will also launch a cholera vaccination campaign on 10 October.