Int’l community reiterates commitment to BD and Rohingya...

Dhaka, Tuesday   27 October 2020

Int’l community reiterates commitment to BD and Rohingya

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:23 PM, 24 September 2020  

Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camp; File Photo

Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camp; File Photo

After a two-day visit to Cox’s Bazar, representatives of the international community reiterated their commitment to Bangladesh and the Rohingya. 

The information has been given in the press release sent from the UN office in Dhaka on Thursday.

The two-day visit was attended by the Ambassadors of the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Head of Humanitarian Aid of the Canadian High Commission, Country Director of the World Bank and United Nations Resident Coordinator.

In a statement, Mia Seppo, UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, said timely steps taken by the appropriate authorities had alleviated the spread of Covid-19. 

Earl Miller, US ambassador to the United States, said the US has provided around $800 million in humanitarian assistance to specific sectors in Cox’s Bazar district since 2017, as well as, assistance to the local population in Bangladesh. 

At the same time, we will continue to work for the safe, voluntary and dignified repatriation of refugees to resolve this crisis, he also said.

Phedra Moon Morris, head of humanitarian assistance at the Canadian High Commission, said refugees were playing a key role in protecting their communities from Covid-19. “We should recognize their contribution,” she added.

British High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson said the authorities were playing a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the local population providing shelter to Rohingya refugees.

The members of the international delegation visited the Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar and visited the isolation and treatment centers for acute respiratory infections. There are about 1,000 beds ready in 14 medical centers for the treatment of Bangladeshis and Rohingyas.