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05:20 PM, April 28, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:29 PM, April 28, 2018

Rohingya crisis: UNSC delegation in Cox’s Bazar

The high-level 15-member delegation of the UN Security Council today reached Cox's Bazar to see the brutalities that Rohingyas faced during the recent ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State of Myanmar.

The UNSC delegation comprising envoys from five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members reached Cox's Bazar around 4:30pm and they will visit Rohingya camps tomorrow, our staff correspondent reports from the spot.  

The government will brief the delegation later in the day and they will visit the Rohingya camps and the zero line along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border to see the situation on the ground.

The delegation includes permanent representative of the UK and deputy permanent representatives of the US, Russia, France and China -- all permanent members of the council.

The rest are permanent representatives of Bolivia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Sweden and deputy permanent representative from Ivory Coast.

The government hopes the UNSC visit, which is rare in the region, will pave the way for a sustainable solution to the decades-old Rohingya crisis.

Besides, Diplomats in Dhaka yesterday told that the visit can help the 15-member powerful world body truly understand the ground realities as the delegation will interact with the refugees in camps and listen to relevant actors.

During the visit to Bangladesh, the representatives will meet Rohingya refugees and local officials in Cox's Bazar. They will also call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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