A Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS) centre for Rohingya refugees has 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 in assistance with UNHCR, said a media statement issued on Wednesday.
Syed Mahbubul Haque, assistant secretary of Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and in-charge of camp No 6 at at Kutupalong, inaugurated the centre on Tuesday afternoon.
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) and disaster, risk, reduction (DRR) under HCMP; Riffat Jahan Nahreen, team lead, child protection of HCMP; Rubel Das, assistant programme officer of UNHCR; ANM Mahmudul Alam, MHPSS officer at UNHCR; among others, were present on the occasion.
Syed Mahbubul Haque, in his speech, said Rohingya refugees are the most oppressed people in the world. The centre was built for providing them with mental health and psycho-social support.
Hasina Akhter Huq termed the centre as an important initiative of Brac, which is working for human rights and development of oppressed people.
"We are giving emphasis on the involvement of local community for successful implementation of the initiative," she said.