Spain to help Bangladesh find solution to Rohingya crisis | 2018-10-20

Spain to help Bangladesh find solution to Rohingya crisis

20 October, 2018 12:00 AM printer

A Spanish delegation, which visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district, has stressed the importance of raising awareness about the Rohingya situation in the global community, and highlighted the commitment to finding solutions, reports UNB.

A representative of the Humanitarian Office of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) Ana Bernardo Rodriguez and the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassyof Spain in Dhaka Alejandra Lopez Garcia visited various projects in the Rohingya refugee camps, including those funded by the Spanish government, on October 17-18.

The Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) welcomed them and noted that their presence demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the welfare of the Rohingya refugees and the Bangladeshi host community, said a media release on Friday.

“One year after the initial large scale influx, it is important that representatives of the international community has the chance to see first-hand what the humanitarian response has achieved under the leadership of the government. Given that 80 percent of the refugees are women and children, we want to highlight the continued needs for funds to allow the restoration of a normal life,” said the ISCG Senior Coordinator Annika Sandlund.

During a full two-day visit organised by the ISCG, the Spanish delegation met the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) and saw first-hand the difficult condition under which the refugees are living and services provided to them in Kutupalong, Goyalmara and Unchiprang.