Dhaka: 2:39 AM, Wed, 20 Feb, 2019

UNSC delegation assures steps to help resolve Rohingya crisis

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-04-29 4:37:32 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-04-30 9:51:38 AM

Cox’s Bazar Correspondent: The visiting high-profile delegation of the UN Security Council has assured of taking effective steps to help resolve the Rohingya crisis.

Alongside, they laid emphasis on continue constructive discussion over the issue between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The delegation members told this to the reporters after they visited Rahingya camps at Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar.

Around seven lakh Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh following persecution in the Rakhine state of Myanmar Army. They took shelters at different camps of Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, who accompanied the UNSC delegation during the visit, said, “The UNSC team is touched by the stories of Rohingyas and realised that the root cause of Rohingya crisis lies in Myanmar.”

A 26-member delegation of the UN Security Council witnessed the situation on the ground and interacted with Rohingyas living on zero line at Tambru border point of Naikkhangchhari area in Bandarban.

Rohingya people, who came here following army crackdown in Rakhine, told their tales of brutalities to the UNSC delegation.

Several member of the delegation became emotional after they heard the brutalities of the Myanmar army from the Rohingyas. They also assured of taking effective steps to help resolve the crisis.

A member of the delegation said, “We witnessed the overall situation of Rohingyas and interacted with them.”

Later, the delegation moved for visiting Thaingkhali and Kutupalong camps of Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar.

The 26-member delegation split into four groups visited Kutupalong camp and talked to the Rohingyas.

risingbd/Cox’s Bazar/April 29, 2018/Sujauddin Rubel/A K Azad