IUB marks World Refugee Day

Staff Correspondent

3 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) hosted a webinar on the university premises on Thursday, marking the World Refugee Day 2021.

The theme of this year’s refuge day is ‘Together we heal, learn and shine’.

IUB Department of Social Sciences and Humanities (DSSH) in collaboration with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) arranged the event, said a press release.  

Addressing as the chief guest, former Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque put forth the fact that how the international community has gone out of any option regarding a suitable solution or rehabilitation for and how Myanmar has come out as a failed state to mitigate its domestic conflict.

Representative of UNHCR in Bangladesh Johannes Van Der Klaauw highlighted the facilitation of UNHCR in the healthcare, education and recreation sectors of Rohingya lives in Cox’s Bazar, along with the help from the Government of Bangladesh.

He discussed that this year’s theme for World Refugee Day is to help refugees “to heal, learn and shine” and how their campaign for raising awareness among Rohingya refugees regarding Covid-19 is aligned and timely with this theme.

IUB teacher Obydullah Al Marjuk of Department of Social Sciences and Humanities presented a key note on World Refugee Day 2021.