Reem Al Hashemy tours food distribution centres at Rohingya refugee camps.

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, has got firsthand knowledge of the humanitarian conditions at the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, during her meeting with UN officials in Bangladesh.

The minister, along with her accompanying delegation, toured the camps’ food distribution centres where the World Food Programme has scaled up its e-voucher programme to gradually include the entire refugee population. The minister also visited the water process station overseen by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

The meeting was attended by Sultan Al Shamsi, the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, and the UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh, Saed Mohammed Al-Muhairi.

Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, earlier received Al Hashemy and her accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, which was held in the Prime Minister’s Office, the two sides discussed issues of common concern.

Al Hashemy was briefed on the current situation at the refugee camps and hailed the efforts made by the government of Bangladesh in providing shelter to more than one million Rohingya refugees.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs