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IOM chief: Rohingya crisis is the world's biggest humanitarian disaster

  • Published at 05:50 pm October 16th, 2017
  • Last updated at 06:15 pm October 16th, 2017
IOM chief: Rohingya crisis is the world's biggest humanitarian disaster
William Lacy Swing, director general of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), said the world's biggest humanitarian disaster is the Rohingya crisis, so the world should stand by them. Swing made the remark during his visit to Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong, Balukhali and Naikhongchhari Rohingya camps on Monday. He visited the different blocks of the camps and talked to the refugees. The IOM official landed in Cox's Bazar around 11am on the same day; he then went to the Kutupalong registered camp to visit the makeshift settlements and meet the refugees. After that, he made similar visits to the Balukhali camp and the makeshift settlements in Naikhongchhari at Gundhum border. During his visits, Swing inspected the IOM’s health, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services) and shelter interventions; Unicef child friendly spaces/NFE centres; UNFPA-PEA/consultation centres; WFP food distribution; and ACF nutrition activities, among other initiatives taken to help the Rohingya.