SEARDC and Ambassador visits Burmese refugee camp

Teknaf, Bangladesh: South East Asian Refugee Deputy Coordinator (SEARDC) and Ambassador Ms Lillian Dowe, UNHCR and RRRC representatives visited the Nayapara camp, under Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar district, on July 9, said a refugee teacher from the camp who preferred not to be named.

The delegates were warmly welcomed by Kamruzzaman, Nayapara Camp-in-Charge , Bangladesh. They reached the camp at around 12:00 noon.”

After arrival at the camp, they visited the water reservoir, shed of the refugee camp, sanitation and also observed the camp situation, said a refugee leader.

They also met with camp committee members and asked about the camp situation. The Camp Management Committee Secretary Mr Zubair met with them and requested to try for urgent durable solution for the refugees.

He also said, “We have been living in the refugee camps for over two decades but still we are passing refuge life. When I came to Bangladesh with my parents I was only two years old. Now I am 23 years. My life is destroyed in the camp and even I cannot go back to Burma as the Burmese government denied our citizenship rights. How long, we have to stay as refugees in the makeshift camps?”

“I, on behalf of the refugees, appeal to the International communities through Ms Lillian to ensure the new lives for the world most persecuted Rohingya refugees,” he more added.

However, at around 3pm, they left the camp.

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