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Australian parliamentarians visit Rohingya camps

  • Published at 01:27 am August 13th, 2018
Australian parliamentarians visit Rohingya camps
A group of Australian parliamentarians visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh between August 6 and 9 and observed the humanitarian response to the crisis Courtesy

The delegation was highly appreciative of the Bangladesh government and its ongoing efforts to support the Rohingya refugees

Seven Australian parliamentarians visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar from August 6 to 9 to observe the humanitarian response to the crisis.

This visit was arranged as part of the Australian Aid and Parliament Project, an initiative of Save The Children Australia, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a media release issued on Sunday, reports BSS.

The Australian Aid and Parliament Project provides parliamentarians with a direct experience of aid programming, allowing them to see for themselves the effectiveness, benefits and positive impacts of its aid program and humanitarian response in Bangladesh.

The delegation visited a range of projects supported by Australian Aid, including a Care Women Friendly Space, Plan Temporary Learning Centre, Oxfam WASH facility and World Food Program food distribution point.

The delegation also visited Brac’s Community Empowerment Program to learn how the Rohingya crisis is affecting the host community in Cox’s Bazar.

During the visit, Australian MP Luke Howarth said: “It’s important to know that Australian aid is being invested well.”

The delegation was highly appreciative of the Bangladesh government and its ongoing efforts to support the Rohingya refugees.

Commenting on the humanitarian community’s response, Australia’s opposition representative MP Shayne Neumann said: “They’re undertaking efforts in incredibly difficult and challenging circumstances and I’m thankful for the opportunity to see their commitment to helping those in need.”

The Australian government is committed to working side by side with Bangladesh to support those in need and has provided AUD70 million for protection and medical services – particularly for vulnerable women and girls, shelter for Rohingya people and support to the host community since September 2017.

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