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Rohingya repatriation

US pledges support for dignified return

Our Correspondent, Cox’s Bazar

Voicing strong support for Bangladesh, the visiting deputy assistant to US President Donald Trump, Lisa Curtis, said the United States will provide all necessary assistance for a dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. Lisa Curtis said this during her visit to a refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazaar to gain firsthand knowledge about the conditions of the Rohingya people who took shelter in the areas fleeing atrocities and ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar carried out by state security forces, ethnic Buddhists and other groups.

"To solve this growing crisis, the US government will always be beside Bangladesh government," said Curtis who is also the senior director for South and Central Asia of the National Security Council in the White House. Praising the Bangladesh government for sheltering a large number of Rohingya refugees on “humanitarian grounds”, she said this will remain as a rare exemplary instance in history. US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat accompanied her during this visit.  

UNB adds: Speaking to media, Marcia Bernicat said the US is working with the international community and the Myanmar government to make sure that Rohingyas can return home in peaceful, dignified and voluntary manner.”

She said they are working hard not only save lives in the camp but also to support the government of Bangladesh.

US Ambassador, earlier on Wednesday, said the Rohingya crisis was not losing world attention as the international media were still giving focus and good coverage on the matter. “I don’t think international attention and support are going to fade regarding the Rohingya issue.”

She said her government and the international community were looking for ways to help improve the situation and ensure the safe return of Rohingyas to their homes in Myanmar. Curtis arrived in Dhaka on Friday on a three-day official visit. After meeting the Rohingya refugees and seeing their condition firsthand, Curtis said that the US government will continue providing aid and assistance to the Rohingya refugees.

Curtis first visited Shaplapur camp in Teknaf and spent some times with the refugees there. Later from there she went to a transit point established at Kirontoli in Tecknaf for Rohingya repatriation. From there she went to a field hospital established by the Office of United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Balukhali. Hamidul Haq, Chairman of the Rohingya Repatriation Committee told The Independent that Curtis’s visit would give Bangladesh a diplomatic edge in facilitating the repatriation. “I hope the refugees will be provided with the scope of a secured and dignified return to their homeland,” he said.

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