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UNHCR chief in Dhaka to discuss Rphinyya issues

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi arrived here on a three-day visit on Saturday afternoon to discuss the Rohingya issue with the government and see their situation in Cox’s Bazar camps.The Unhcr chief will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam on Sunday, a senior foreign ministry official told UNB.

He met Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque, among others, on the first day of his visit.Grandi who visited Myanmar and Thailand will visit Cox’s Bazar on July 10 and leave Dhaka on July 11.At least 74,000 Rohingya Muslims, out of 92,000, who fled indiscriminate killings, rape, arson and violence by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, entered Bangladesh since October 9, 2016.The number of refugees from Myanmar rose to 490,300 by the end of last year, up from 451,800 in the previous year, with Bangladesh hosting the largest number of 276,200, according to the report published by UNHCR ahead of the World Refugee Day.Out of the 276,200 refugees, 243,000 are in a refugee-like situation. The Bangladesh government, however, estimates the population to be between 300,000 and 500,000.Grandi, after concluding his visit to Myanmar, called for inclusive and sustainable solutions to protracted displacement and statelessness.

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