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IOM DG Lacy Swing visits Rohingya camp

Published : Monday, 16 October, 2017 at 2:24 PM Count : 223

Cox's Bazar : William Lacy Swing, Director General of International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, arrived here on Monday morning on one-day official visit to observe the Rohingya crisis on the ground.

As part of his trip to Cox's Bazar, Swing first visited Kutupalong Registered Camp this morning.

He is now off to Kutupalong Makeshift Settlement. His visit schedule also includes Balukhali Makeshift Settlement and the spontaneous settlements at Gundhum border.

During the visit, Swing will stop by IOM's health, WASH and shelter interventions, UNICEF child friendly spaces/NFE centres, UNFPA-PEA/consultation centres, WFP food distribution, and ACF nutrition activities for the Rohingyas.

Swing's visit aims to demonstrate the enormity of the humanitarian needs of Rohingyas and the UN response to it with a strong IOM leadership through the ISCG in collaboration with the government, development and humanitarian actors, and local communities to address the urgent needs of greater humanitarian support, said an IOM official.

His visit also intends to mobilise the urgently needed resources to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection to refugees in Bangladesh and its host communities, including proper registration, as set out in the Response Plan.


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