United States congressional delegation visits Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar

A delegation from the United State Congress on Monday, August 14  visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. They reached at the Cox’s Bazar Airport and immediately travelled to the Rohingya camps in the morning.

Comprising 11 members, the delegation’s visit aims to gain insights into the conditions and challenges faced by the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The delegation includes representatives Richard McCormick, a Republican, and Ed Case, a member of the ruling Democratic Party of the United States.

Their schedule includes a series of engagements with key international organizations. The delegation engaged in discussions with officials from various United Nations bodies, including the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at the Rohingya Refugees Inter-Sector Coordination Group office at 9am, said Additional Commissioner of Refugee Relief and Repatriation Office, Shamsud Douza Nayan.

In the afternoon, the congressional delegates were scheduled to hold a discussion with a representative delegation from the Rohingya community at the Kutupalong camp.
They visited the Rohingya refugee camp around 11:30am. The itinerary included visits to key locations within the camp, such as the registration program in Camp No. 12, the learning centre for refugees in Camp No. 11, and the e-voucher centre operated by the United Nations’ World Food Programme.

They are also expected to engage with government officials at the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Office located in Cox’s Bazar.


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