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UN humanitarian chief to lead mission to Rohingya camps


(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Dhaka, Muharram 11, 1439, October 01, 2017, SPA -- A United Nations humanitarian affairs chief is to lead
a joint mission to camps of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh after over
half a million of the refugees fled unrest in neighbouring Myanmar, the UN children's fund UNICEF said Sunday, according to dpa.
Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Relief Coordinator, will fly to Dhaka on Monday along with UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on a three-day visit, UNICEF said in a statement.
"The purpose of the joint mission is to see, first-hand, the devastating humanitarian situation of the Rohingya refugees," the statement said.
It added they will visit the refugee camps on Monday and Tuesday in the south-eastern district of Cox's Bazar, where more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have sheltered from attacks across the border in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
--SPA
15:40 LOCAL TIME 12:40 GMT


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