US congressional delegation visits Rohingya refugee camps

A delegation from the United States Congress has visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

They arrived at the Cox’s Bazar airport on Monday morning and went directly to the Rohingya camp from there.

The congressmen were Ed Case, a member of the ruling Democratic Party of the United States, and Richard McCormick, a Republican. They are leading a 11-member delegation.

Additional Commissioner of Refugee Relief and Repatriation Office Shamsud Douza Nayan said that at 9am that the Congress delegation exchanged views with the officials of various organizations of the UN, including the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), International Migration Organization (IOM), at the office of the Rohingya Refugees Inter-Sector Coordination Group in Cox’s Bazar.

Later, around 11:30am, the Congress delegation visited the Rohingya refugee camps. There, the delegation visited Rohingyas registration program in Camp No 12, Learning Centre for Refugees in Camp No 11, and E-Voucher Centre operated by the United Nations World Food Program.

In the afternoon, the Congress delegation will hold an exchange of views with a delegation of the Rohingya community at the Kutupalong camp. In the afternoon, there will be a meeting with government officials at the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Office located in Cox’s Bazar.

During their visit to Cox’s Bazar, the Congress delegation visited the Rohingya refugee camps and observed the overall situation including the financial condition of the Rohingyas.

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