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‘Indonesia will continue providing support for Rohingyas’

  • Published at 02:39 pm January 28th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:43 am January 29th, 2018
‘Indonesia will continue providing support for Rohingyas’
Indonesia and its people will continue providing their support, including humanitarian assistance, for the displaced Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh, Joko Widodo has said. The Indonesian president made the pledge during his visit to the Jamtoli camp of the refugees, from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, at Thaingkhali in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya upazila on Sunday afternoon. Indonesian First Lady Iriana Widodo, front, and her husband Indonesian President Joko Widodo, centre, visit a Rohingya refugee camp at Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar on Sunday, January 28, 2018 | Dhaka Tribune
After arriving in the coastal district around 1pm, he went directly to the camp to witness the plight of the Rohingyas who fled sectarian violence in Myanmar and listened to their tales of sufferings. Talking to reporters there, Widodo said Indonesia would keep providing aids for the Rohingyas as long as they are here and reiterated his country’s support to safe and dignified return of the displaced people to Rakhine.
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The Indonesian president also inspected a field hospital, school, relief centre and pure drinking water supply system, which were set up with fundings from the Indonesian government, at the camp. He was accompanied by his wife Iriana Widodo, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, and representatives of UNHCR and IOM, among others.