The international community has assured Bangladesh of their support in facing the Rohingya refugee crisis, Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali said on Sunday after a meeting with diplomats in Dhaka. Ali met ambassadors and diplomats representing the US, Britain, Canada, Australia, Turkey and EU countries, reports BDNews24. Representatives of various aid organisations were also present in the meeting at State Guest House Padma.
The Foreign Minister put the number of Rohingyas already in the country before the latest refugee wave at 400,000. Another 300,000 have crossed over to Bangladesh after renewed violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, he said. “Every representative of these foreign countries have praised Bangladesh for its role in this crisis. They have commended us for providing food, medical treatment and shelter for this huge mass of people.”