Angelina Jolie lauds Bangladesh’s leadership role in Rohingya crisis


Dhaka, Feb 23: UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has highly appreciated Bangladesh for the generosity and leadership it demonstrated in dealing with the Rohingya crisis.She recently wrote a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and appreciated Bangladesh for giving shelter to the Rohingyas and ensuring their safety and security.

The Special Envoy mentioned that UNHCR would continue its efforts to engage with Myanmar to create suitable conditions for the sustainable return of the Rohingyas.

Bangladesh is currently hosting more than 1.1 million Rohingyas. Most of them fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State after the military launched a brutal offensive targeting the mainly Muslim ethnic minority in late August 2017.

Jolie hoped that Bangladesh’s initiatives for the Rohingyas would help to get better funding for the 2020 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis which would be launched in March.

She committed to continue her advocacy for the humanitarian response for the Rohingyas and expressed gratefulness to the people of Bangladesh for all kinds of support.

Angelina Jolie visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar in February last year in her capacity as UNHCR Special Envoy, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.