Bangladesh Dhaka corrspondent : Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres has observed that the Rohingya refugees currently staying in Bangladesh want justice and a safe return home.
The UN chief made the observation after meeting the refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar on Monday.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali accompanied him during his visit.
The Rohingya refugees shared their traumatic experiences with the UN chief during the meet.
Shocked and shook by their tales, the UN chief tweeted that he had heard “unimaginable accounts” of murder and rape after meeting the Rohingyas, who have fled to Bangladesh following a crackdown by the Myanmar military. Earlier, Guterres and Kim flew to Cox’s Bazar from Dhaka on a special flight on Monday, accompanied by Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali.
Guterres and Kim are on a two-day visit to Bangladesh in order to see the plight of the Rohingyas. Both have expressed their concern regarding the refugee crisis.