On November 5th, Newly appointed Japanese Ambassador Naoki Ito visited the camps of the displaced persons in Cox’s Bazar. It is the first visit for him since his arrival in Dhaka last month.
“The situation surrounding the people in the camps I have just visited is extremely severe. I would like to emphasize that Japan and its people would not hesitate to extend our hands to all those who are suffering from the situation, and stand with them with the view of realizing early repatriation to Myanmar in a safe, voluntary and dignified manner. I would also like to express my sincere respect to the staffs of international organizations and NGOs who devote themselves to help the displaced persons under such severe condition.” He mentioned after his first visit to the refugee camps.
Ambassador Ito visited following facilities inside the camps;
-Water Supply Facilities run by JICA/IOM
-Health Clinic fun by JRCS/BDRCS
– Environment and Sanitation facility run by AAR
– E-Voucher outlet run by WFP
– Women Led Community Center run by (WLCC) UNFPA
– Learning Centre run by UNICEF
– Registration Centre, Camp 4 Extention and monsoon preparation run by UNHCR
Since the massive influx of displaced people into Bangladesh in August 2017, the Government of Japan had granted approximately USD 99.2 million to International organizations and NGOs supporting the camps in Cox’s Bazar for the displaced people and the host communities by providing food, shelter, medical services and human-resource trainings, etc.