Australia and New Zealand assured Bangladesh of providing all-out support for the poor people of the country, particularly vulnerable women and girls, Rohingyas as well as the host community.
A delegation from New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi, and Australian High Commission, Dhaka, visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar on September 4-5 to get the first hand experience of the humanitarian assistance for the Rohingya people.
New Zealand has appreciated Bangladesh’s ongoing efforts to support the persecuted Rohingya community living in Cox’s Bazar.
Referring to its earlier commitment for assistance for the Rohingya people, New Zealand diplomats said they will stick to their commitment and will play role to support needy Bangladeshis.
According to a release issued by the Australian High Commission in Dhaka on Sunday, the visit was part of a broader visit by the New Zealand High Commissioner Joanna Kempkers to Bangladesh from September 2-6.
The joint delegation, led by the Australian and New Zealand High Commissioners, visited a UNFPA Women’s Friendly Space and UNHCR projects.
They met the humanitarian experts of both the pacific countries working in the camps and with the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner to learn how the Rohingya crisis is affecting the host community in Cox’s Bazar.
Wrapping up the visit, New Zealand High Commissioner Joanna Kempkers told journalists that her country commends Bangladesh for its ongoing efforts to support Rohingya people.
Australian High Commissioner Julia Niblett said, “It is incredible to see how much work has been done to provide life-saving services for the ill-fated Rohingyas.”
She further said that there is still more to be done adding, “Particularly in addressing gender-based violence and supporting women and girls. Australia remains committed to this going forward.”