EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has started a two-day visit to Bangladesh, to assess the situation on the ground and visit EU aid projects that are addressing the Rohingya refugee crisis.
His visit comes a week after the EU and its Member States pledged more than 50% of the USD 344 million total funding raised at the international Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis held in Geneva.
European Union’s Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management Commissioner Kristos Stellendius has termed the situation in Rakhaine state as more or less ethenic cleasing.
15-member delegations of the European Union led by Christos Stylianides have visited the Kutupalong Refugee Camp at Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar today. In the meantime, he also spent sometime in the ACF-led nutrition center and observed the nutrition Program for Rohingya children and mothers.
Subsequently, they have seen children’s reading in Kutupalong Rohingya camp.
Later, at a press conference Christos Stylianides said that Rohingyas have the basic right to return to their motherland, so Myanmar must take back it’s citizens and create congenial environment so that they(Rohingya) can stay there with honor and dignity as well as full assurance of security.
he also urged to myanmar government to allow international humanitarian organizations full and unfettered access in affected area or Rakhaine state.The European Union will work to start repatriation process as soon as possible.
At the same time, he praised loudly the Bangladeshi people and the generosity of the government towards Rohingyas, the European Union will provide financial support to the education and protection of Rohingya Muslims.he added