Jordanian Queen reaches Cox’s Bazar to meet Rohingyas

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Cox’s Bazar, October 23: Jordanian Queen Rania Al Abdullah has arrived in Cox’s Bazar to meet Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.She arrived at Cox’s Bazar airport at 11.09am on Monday.

Rania will visit Kutupalong Refugee Camp and its surroundings in Cox’s Bazar, where she will meet women and children who have recently crossed the border from Myanmar and see some of the emergency services offered by the IRC, UNHCR, Unicef, and other humanitarian agencies on the ground, the official said.

She will also brief the media at noon after visiting the camps.

Since late August 25, around 6 lakh Rohingyas, consisting of women and children in the majority, have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, marking the largest mass refugee movement in the region in decades and a major humanitarian emergency.

In Bangladesh, the total number of Rohingyas is now estimated to have reached around 900,000 people, with more expected to arrive, according to international aid agencies.