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Swedish Crown Princess visits Ukhiya Rohingya camp

  • Visits Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre
  • She earlier visited Bangladesh in 2005
Update : 20 Mar 2024, 04:53 PM

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, visited the Cox's Bazar Ukhiya Rohingya camp on Wednesday.

She arrived at the Ukhiya Rohingya camp via a helicopter from the Bangladesh Army from Noakhali's Bhasan Char at around 1:30pm.

Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shahin Imran, Police Superintendent Mahfuzur Rahman and officials of the Swedish Embassy in Dhaka welcomed the princess.

After reaching the Rohingya camp, she first went to the World Food Program and UNHCR e-voucher outlets for registration and food distribution at the Camp 4 extension. 

After that, she spoke to the Rohingya women while visiting the Multi-Purpose Women's Centre run by UN Women and UNFPA at Camp 4.

Then, during the visit to the skill development training program conducted by UNHCR at Camp 5, she observed a bakery and processing of jute products and interacted with the women who were working there. 

She also visited the Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre.

On Tuesday, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden inaugurated the Smart Service Point of Post Office in Koyra, Khulna to strengthen digital inclusion and facilitate access to public services leaving no one behind.

She arrived in Dhaka to visit Bangladesh from Monday to Thursday.

The crown princess returned to Bangladesh almost two decades after her first visit to the country in 2005. 

She then spent three days primarily following up on Swedish development cooperation in the northwestern parts of Bangladesh. 

The crown princess was appointed UNDP goodwill ambassador in October 2023. 

She plays a key role in increasing awareness and engagement for the Sustainable Development Goals and a sustainable future where no one is left behind.

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