UNHCR operations head in city to see Rohingya situation

Published: September 12, 2017 Updated: 11:20 pm

UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Operations George Okoth-Obbo is now in Bangladesh to see the Rohingya situation on the ground.

In Cox’s Bazar, the head of UNHCR operations who arrived here on a three-day visit on Tuesday, will meet Rohingya refugee families to better understand their needs and review UNHCR’s response, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards said in a press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

While in Dhaka, he will meet Bangladeshi authorities to underline UNHCR’s readiness to significantly ramp up its response and provide support to the government in addressing the humanitarian needs and ensuring the protection of refugees, according to a message UNB received here from Geneva.

Meanwhile, UNHCR emergency airlift lands in Dhaka as Rohingya crisis deepens further.

On the other hand, Mohammed Abdiker Mohamud, Director of the Department of Operations and Emergency, International Organization for Migration (IOM), and their teams are also currently visiting the country to observe the current influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

National Desk (UNB)