Swedish delegation including Dr. Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin, Head of Department for Asia and the Pacific at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Ambassador Charlotta Schlyter visited UNHCR Bangladesh registration site at the Rohingya Camp, Cox’s Bazar on 18 September 2019. In the joint project with the Government of Bangladesh more than 600 thousand refugees now issued with secure ID Card; for most first time they have proof of their ID.
In 2018, Sweden
supported USD19,804,031.73 and added USD 31,106,133 extra to the strategy in
Bangladesh to give support to the Rohingya and the, often poor, communities
that are hosting refugees. The support gives refugees and host communities
better access to care, housing, garbage disposal, water and sanitation as well
as women’s centers and child-friendly places.