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USAID administrator in Cox's Bazar to meet Rohingyas

  • Published at 11:40 pm May 15th, 2018
  • Last updated at 02:09 am May 16th, 2018
USAID administrator in Cox's Bazar to meet Rohingyas
About 58,600 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh Mahmud Hossain Opu|Dhaka Tribune

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, Mark Green, is visiting Cox’s Bazar to meet Rohingyas and see the present situation on the ground.

The USAID administrator, who arrived in Dhaka on Monday, will be making a major announcement on Tuesday at the USAID funded WFP Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program facility at theBalukhali Rohingya Camp.

US Ambassador in Dhaka, Marcia Bernicat, is accompanying the USAID administrator to Cox's Bazar.

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

Administrator Green plans to visit several sites in Bangladesh and Myanmar where the US government has been providing humanitarian assistance to displaced Rohingyas.

He will also meet with senior Bangladesh government officials.

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

Green will also visit Bangkok from May 21- 22 to meet with USAID Mission directors from across Asia to discuss the implementation of the US President's Indo-Pacific Strategy.