Tahsan visits Rohingya camps
Published : Sunday, 20 June, 2021 at 11:08 PM Count : 325
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Tahsan Khan Sunday visited Cox's Bazar and met with Rohingyas to learn about their experiences on World Refugee Day.
The theme of this year's World Refugee Day is "together we heal, learn and shine." During Tahsan's visit to the Rohingya camps, he also met with Rohingya musicians and filmmakers and performed a song with them.
"These young filmmakers from Omar's Film School and these talented Rohingya musicians are doing incredible work to shine a light on the Rohingya culture and heritage through music, photography and film. They are also working tirelessly to raise awareness about Covid-19 and other health messages," said Tahsan.
In Cox's Bazar, Rohingyas have been "healing" alongside Bangladeshis in the multiple Covid-19 facilities – set up to serve both populations since the beginning of the pandemic.
World Refugee Day also marks the first anniversary of Cox's Bazar's first intensive care unit (ICU) in district Sadar Hospital, established with the UNHCR' support.
The ICU has served more than 660 Bangladeshi and Rohingya patients in the past year.
Tahsan today inaugurated a new 24-hour laboratory, which will provide diagnostic services to the patients treated in the ICU.
"This ICU is the first of its kind in Cox's Bazar. In just a year, this facility has saved countless lives. The expansion of the facility to include a laboratory will ensure that more lives can be saved," said Tahsan.
Bangladesh has shown a positive example to the world, not only by hosting the Rohingya people for almost four years but also by including them in the national Covid-19 response and vaccination plans and ensuring essential health services in the camps throughout the pandemic.