Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to visit the Rohingya refugee camps in the South-Eastern part of the country on Tuesday.
Ashraful Alam, Deputy Press Secretary of the Prime Minister said this to the media on Sunday.
He said that the Premier will be visiting the Rohingya refugee camps to witness their condition amidst the new influx of Rohingyas since fresh violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
Ashraful Alam stated that the PM Hasina will be visiting the Kutupalang camp in Cox’s Bazar.
The Premier had earlier said that Bangladesh was trying its best to support the refugees.
“We are also mounting pressure on Myanmar, so that their citizens can return to their homeland,” she said on last Thursday while addressing a meeting of the ruling Awami League’s executive body.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, a mostly Muslim nation of 160 million, from Buddhist-majority Myanmar in recent years.
The decades-old conflict in Rakhine flared most recently on Aug. 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked several police posts and an army base.
Since then, an estimated 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, joining more than 400,000 others already living there in cramped makeshift camps since the early 1990s.
As many as 400 people have been reported dead in fighting that has rocked the country’s northwest, according to Myanmar officials.
There are widespread fears that tens of thousands more could try to cross if the violence doesn’t abate. Recent pictures from the border between the two countries show hundreds of Rohingya men, women and children trying to cross over into Bangladesh on foot and by boat.
The humanitarian crisis next door has left Bangladesh scrambling to deal with people that it does not welcome either.
Buddhist-majority Myanmar says its security forces are fighting a legitimate campaign against “terrorists” it blames for the attacks on the security forces, burning homes and civilian deaths.
It says about 30,000 non-Muslims have been displaced.
The 1.1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar have long complained of persecution. They are denied citizenship and regarded as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.