On Tuesday, United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Safety and Security, Unaisi Lutu Vuniwaqa, visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.
On her visit, she went at Kutupalong-2 and Balukhali-8 refugee camps, as well as the extended part of refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar.
This is the first time a representative of the UN Safety and Security Division has visited Bangladesh to monitor the security situation in Cox’s Bazar. According to the host country, security situation in Rohingya camps has become out of control. This issue has been discussed several times in the meetings of the national task force formed to look after the Rohingyas.
Bangladesh Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, Mizanur Rahman said, Vuniwaqa spoke to officials of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN World Food Program (WFP) and other humanitarian agencies involved in monitoring the situation in the camps.
Earlier in the day, the UN Assistant Secretary General held a meeting with officials of Bangladesh Armed Police Battalion (APBN) and tried to understand the overall security situation in the refugee camps.
According to sources, Vuniwaqa is visiting Cox’s Bazar to know more about the situation in the camps and to discuss furthermore to resolve the problem. Recently many activists and NGO’s working on the Rohingya issues have reported major security concerns in the camps.