Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh visited the Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar.

Mr. IWAMA Kiminori, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, had an official visit to the camp in Cox’s Bazar on 14 March, with Ms. Sahel Rose, a Japanese actress who was born in Iran, orphaned, and then was adopted, and later moved to Japan. Approximately 1 million Rohingya Refugees reside in the camps.

Ambassador IWAMA visited an E-voucher Outlet, a Livelihoods Skills Development Training & Production Centre, and a Learning Centre in Kutupalong and Camp 4.

Since the large influx in August 2017, Japan has contributed over 220 million USD to various interventions in Cox’s Bazar as well as in Bhasan Char through international organizations and NGOs. These assistances included food assistance, healthcare, WASH, shelter, protection, and gender mainstreaming.

Witnessing the ongoing activities in the field, Ambassador IWAMA said, “This is my fifth visit to the Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar, and I appreciate, WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF who arranged this visit. It was great that Ms.Sahel Rose also visited the camps and I hope she will communicate what she saw in the camps to people in Japan.”.

More than six years have already passed since the crisis, it is essential to keep the attention of the global community, while multiple emergencies have been taking place in different parts of the world. Japan will continue to work toward the resolution of the Rohingya issue.


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