Akhi Malek

Published:
2019-02-04 12:58:06 BdST

Angelina Jolie in Cox's Bazar to visit Rohingya camps


Angelina Jolie in Cox's Bazar

UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie has reached Cox’s Bazar to assess the situation in the Rohingya camps.

She reached the coastal district on Monday morning, reports UNB.

Angelina Jolie, also a Hollywood actress, will observe UNHCR activities, hold meetings with officials, and meet Rohingyas in the camps on Monday and Tuesday, officials said.

The UNHCR special envoy will talk to media in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday afternoon.

Around 800,000 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh fleeing violence that erupted in Myanmar in August 2017. Bangladesh is now home to nearly 1.1 million Rohingyas.

She is also likely to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen before leaving Dhaka on Wednesday.

After years of dedicated service to UNHCR and the cause of refugees, Angelina Jolie was appointed a special envoy in April 2012.

In her expanded role, Jolie focuses on major crises that result in mass population displacements, undertaking advocacy and representing UNHCR—and the high commissioner—at the diplomatic level.

She also engages with decision-makers on issues of global displacement.

Through this work, she has helped contribute to finding solutions for people forced to flee their homes.

Jolie previously represented UNHCR as a Goodwill Ambassador from 2001 to 2012.

She has worked tirelessly, carrying out nearly 60 field missions and becoming an influential advocate for refugees and internally displaced people.

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