A delegation of the United Nations Security Council is in Bangladesh for a first-hand look at the plight of some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar to escape military-led violence and are seeking UN protection to return home.
The team will meet some of the refugees, including victims of rape and torture, today. The delegation will also visit Myanmar after concluding its three-day visit tomorrow.
Representatives from the five permanent Security Council members – China, France, Russia, UK and US – and 10 non-permanent member states have joined the delegation in the coastal town of Cox’s Bazar, where the camps are located.
Bangladesh’s Acting Foreign Secretary, M. Khurshed Alam, said the delegation’s visit is very significant. He said the team will return to Dhaka today and is expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tomorrow morning before leaving for Myanmar.