Diplomats fly to Cox’s Bazar to see Rohingya camps

13 Sep 2017, 13:03 | updated: 13 Sep 2017, 13:38

NTV Online
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Dhaka: Diplomats stationed in Dhaka flew to Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday morning to see plights of Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh amid persecution by the Myanmar authorities.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and seniors foreign ministry officials are also there in Cox’s Bazar.

They will visit Rohingya camps in Ulkiya and talk to people there.

An estimated 370,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence and death in neighbouring Myanmar since 25 August. At least 457,000 hungry and traumatized refugees have sought refuge in Bangladesh’s border areas Ukhia and Teknaf since October 2016. They have joined many thousands of refugees from previous violent episodes in Myanmar.