Author: MOHAMMED RASOOLDEENTue, 2017-12-12 03:00ID: 1513032454457395200
RIYADH: A high-level mission from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) concluded a two-day field visit to Cox Bazar in Bangladesh on Sunday, and will shortly submit a joint report on the Rohingya refugee camps.
The UNHCR delegation was headed by UNHCR Deputy Representative Kelly Clements. It also included Khalid Khalifa, UNHCR’s regional representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The supervisor-general of KSRelief, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, met Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi, who agreed to take the next course of action after the submission of the joint report in Riyadh on Monday.
Speaking to Arab News, Moshi said he had thanked King Salman for helping these refugees and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for reducing their suffering.
The ambassador said the number of refugees had reached nearly 1 million and they need food, clothing, shelter, medicines, and education for the children.
He said Al-Rabeeah also thanked Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina on behalf of the Kingdom for hosting so many refugees.
Clements said the Rohingya situation was “the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis” and demanded global support.
It was pointed out that Saudi Arabia committed last September to provide $20 million in response to the Rohingya crisis.
In July, UNHCR completed two projects utilizing $31 million provided by KSRelief.
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