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USAID administrator Green due Monday to visit Rohingya camps

  • Published at 06:50 pm May 12th, 2018
Rohingya Balukhali Camp
File photo: Rohingya refugees line up for daily essentials distribution at Balukhali camp, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 15, 2018 Reuters

Green will also visit Myanmar and Thailand

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green arrives in Dhaka on Monday ahead of a visit to Cox’s Bazar to examine the current situation of the Rohingya camps.

The USAID Administrator will visit the Rohingya camps on Tuesday. On the day, he is set to make a major announcement at the USAID funded WFP Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program facility of Balukhali Rohingya Camp.

Green will also visit Myanmar and Thailand until May 23.

USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Gloria Steele and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Ambassador Mark Storella will accompany Administrator Green as part of the delegation.

While in Bangladesh and Myanmar, Administrator Green plans to visit several sites where the US Government is providing humanitarian assistance to displaced Rohingya and affected host communities.

He will also meet with officials of the Government of Bangladesh.

In Myanmar, Administrator Green will meet with civil-society representatives, students, and youth leaders, as well as Government of Burma officials to discuss steps needed to address the crisis in Rakhine State and violence in other areas of the country.

Green will visit Bangkok from May 21-22 to meet with USAID mission directors from across Asia, in order to discuss the implementation of the US president's Indo-Pacific Strategy.