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UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi in Dhaka to support Rohingya refugees

He is set to visit Bhasan Char and Cox’s Bazar during his five-day official visit


UNB/ The Dhaka Tribune

May 21, 2022 12:03 PM

Filippo Grandi, the UN high commissioner for refugees, arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a five-day visit to discuss the needs of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh. Grandi last visited Bangladesh in March 2019.

Grandi is set to meet with representatives of the government of Bangladesh to discuss the ongoing response to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char. 

He will also highlight the need for sustained international support when meeting with key donors and partners who support the humanitarian response in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char, said the UN refugee agency on Saturday. 

During his visit to the camps and Bhasan Char, Grandi will meet with Rohingya refugees to discuss their needs, challenges, and hopes for the future.

Grandi is accompanied on his visit by Indrika Ratwatte, UNHCR’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, and Herve de Villeroche, senior advisor to the high commissioner.

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