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Angelina Jolie bats for Rohingya refugees

By NJ Thakuria
  Kathmandu, Nepal      February 08 2019
 
Guwahati:  Global film personality Angelina Jolie, who is serving as a special envoy to UN Refugee Agency commented that the international community should not turn away from the nearly one million Rohingya refugees, who  fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh nearly two years back. 
 
Visiting the south Asian country this week, Angelina  also urged Dhaka for continued support for those displaced people, until the Myanmar authorities show the genuine commitment needed to end a decades-long cycle of violence and displacement.
 
She met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka and expressed UNHCR’s gratitude to the government and people of Bangladesh  for their generosity in receiving over 700,000 refugees since August 2017. She reiterated UNHCR’s support for collective efforts to enable Rohingya refugees to live dignified lives in Bangladesh and the pursuit of lasting solutions.
 
Angelina  visited the Liberation War Museum and the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka and got the glimpse of Bangladesh’s  history of independence where it also experienced large-scale displacements of people.