IOM chief: Rohingya crisis is the world’s biggest humanitarian disaster

IOM chief: Rohingya crisis is the world’s biggest humanitarian disasterDirector general of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, during his visit to refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar on October 16, 2017 Abdul Aziz/Dhaka Tribune

The IOM official landed in Cox’s Bazar around 11am on Monday

William Lacy Swing, director general of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), said the world’s biggest humanitarian disaster is the Rohingya crisis, so the world should stand by them.

Swing made the remark during his visit to Cox’s Bazar’s Kutupalong, Balukhali and Naikhongchhari Rohingya camps on Monday. He visited the different blocks of the camps and talked to the refugees.

The IOM official landed in Cox’s Bazar around 11am on the same day; he then went to the Kutupalong registered camp to visit the makeshift settlements and meet the refugees. After that, he made similar visits to the Balukhali camp and the makeshift settlements in Naikhongchhari at Gundhum border.

During his visits, Swing inspected the IOM’s health, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services) and shelter interventions; Unicef child friendly spaces/NFE centres; UNFPA-PEA/consultation centres; WFP food distribution; and ACF nutrition activities, among other initiatives taken to help the Rohingya.

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