Dhaka, July 10 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the environmental balance of Cox's Bazar is under threat as settlements are being established there for Rohingyas clearing hills and forests.

"For this (Rohingya presence), the natural equilibrium is being destabilised in that area. settlements are being established in the area clearing forests and hills. As a result, those areas are becoming insecure and risky, too," she said.

The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the 'Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation' at Hotel Intercontinental.

Mentioning that Bangladesh has given shelter these huge Myanmar nationals on humanitarian ground, she said the country is stepping forward with a big burden on its s...