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Bangladesh: 'A powerful example' - Hollywood star Jolie visits Rohingya camp03:07

Bangladesh: 'A powerful example' - Hollywood star Jolie visits Rohingya camp

Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar
February 5, 2019 at 18:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie visited Rohingya families at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, on Tuesday, as part of a three day visit to Bangladesh.

Jolie was filmed chatting with child refugees, as well as visiting a school and a Red Cross field hospital at the camp, which hosts some 550,000 displaced people - mainly Rohingya refugees. The humanitarian is also expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen later on.

Holding a speech, Jolie urged the international community to keep on providing aid to Bangladesh, which she described as "rich in culture and history, but with limited resources."

"It cannot be left to shoulder the responsibility of hosting the Rohingya refugees alone," she pleaded.

Jolie's visit comes as the UN announced a financial support package of $920 million (€806 million), to help meet the basic needs of the camp.

Last year, Rohingya militants carried out a series of attacks against Myanmar security forces, leaving 12 police officers dead. It triggered a crackdown by the Myanmar military, with widespread reports of indiscriminate killings, arson, looting and rape.

Bangladesh: 'A powerful example' - Hollywood star Jolie visits Rohingya camp03:07
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Special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie visited Rohingya families at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, on Tuesday, as part of a three day visit to Bangladesh.

Jolie was filmed chatting with child refugees, as well as visiting a school and a Red Cross field hospital at the camp, which hosts some 550,000 displaced people - mainly Rohingya refugees. The humanitarian is also expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen later on.

Holding a speech, Jolie urged the international community to keep on providing aid to Bangladesh, which she described as "rich in culture and history, but with limited resources."

"It cannot be left to shoulder the responsibility of hosting the Rohingya refugees alone," she pleaded.

Jolie's visit comes as the UN announced a financial support package of $920 million (€806 million), to help meet the basic needs of the camp.

Last year, Rohingya militants carried out a series of attacks against Myanmar security forces, leaving 12 police officers dead. It triggered a crackdown by the Myanmar military, with widespread reports of indiscriminate killings, arson, looting and rape.