• Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020
  • Last Update : 12:32 am

UN praises Bangladesh for supporting Rohingya refugees

  • Published at 01:53 am October 5th, 2017
UN praises Bangladesh for supporting Rohingya refugees
The United Nations (UN) has praised Bangladesh and its people for aiding the helpless Rohingya refugees and conveyed its initiatives to raise funds to cover the increasing humanitarian needs. Two senior UN officials met Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday and passed on the messages, said a Foreign Ministry statement. Under Secretary General for UN Office for Coordination of the Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (UN OCHA) Mark Lowcock and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake called on Ali after returning from Cox's Bazar. The statement said the minister also solicited UN support for the repatriation of the Rohingya as the UN agencies extended their humanitarian assistance for the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals. Ali said Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi's recently sent as her representative union minister U Kyaw Tint Swe, who conveyed their willingness to take back their nationals who have taken refuge in Bangladesh. The foreign minister said the number of forcibly displaced Rohingya exceeded 900,000 as over 500,000 Rohingyas crossed into Bangladesh in just one month. "Their presence is creating serious humanitarian challenge for Bangladesh," the statement quoted him as saying. UN OCHA on Tuesday released an additional $12 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to urgently help the most vulnerable Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Bangladesh. "The people of Bangladesh have offered a generous welcome, but the current conditions in the camps are terrible. Without much more international assistance, the refugees, who have suffered greatly, could face a health catastrophe on top of the existing tragedy," Lowcock said during his visit to one of the refugee sites in Cox's Bazar. UNICEF earlier appeals for $76.1 million to assist children in Bangladesh affected by the Rohingya crisis to cover the immediate needs of newly-arrived Rohingya children, as well as those who arrived before the recent influx, and children from vulnerable host communities -- 720,000 children in all. Up to 60% of the 500,000-plus Rohingya who have fled Myanmar since August 25 are estimated to be children.
50
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail