High level delegation visit Burmese refugee camps

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A high level delegation of foreign embassies of Bangladesh visited the Kutupalong makeshift camp on February17, Hashim, a refugee from the camp said.

“The delegation observed the situation of Kutupalong makeshift camp – situated near the UNHCR and Bangladesh government recognized registered camp and living in small shacks made with plastic and bushes – and met with refugees openly in the camp.”

One of the delegates said, “We express our sorrow that the situation of Rohingya refugees here is very bad and living standard is very miserable condition.”

According to sources, the delegates are from Norway, Denmark and Sweden visited the Burmese refugee camps. They also held a meeting with MSF, ACF and asked about the basic treatments of MSF towards the refugees and ACF for sanitation program.

Besides, the delegates met with some refugee leaders of Kutupalong makeshift camp and discussed about the problems of refugees which they faced in the camp, said one of the camp leader, Abu Siddque.

Moreover, on February 16, the delegation also went to the Nayapara registered refugee camp in Teknaf under the Cox’s Bazar district. They visited the refugee clinic, schools and observed the situation of the camp, a refugee leader Shaker from the Nayapara camp said

The delegates also met with the camp leaders and some refugees. The refugees urged them for durable solutions as the Rohingya refugees have been living in a miserable conditions in B

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