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DG of IOM visit Rohingya camps on Monda

Bdtodays, International:  International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing arrives in Dhaka on Sunday on a four-day visit to see current Rohingya situation on the ground. A senior official confirmed the information.

The IOM chief will visit Cox’s Bazar from Monday. He is expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, among others, during the visit.

According to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring, UNHCR and other field reports, cross border movement of over 14,000 newly arrived refugees has been verified in the last two days.

This report is produced by ISCG in collaboration with humanitarian partners and covered October 10-11 while the next report will be issued on October 17.

Their arduous journeys from Rakhine villages to the border with Bangladesh took from 2-16 days, and that most Rohingya people were forced to pay between Tk 5,000 and 10,000 each to cross the Naf River by boat, according to a UN report

Source: UNB

Bdtodays/ M, H/ 14 October, 2017

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