Dhaka, Dec 2 (UNB) – US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller will visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar this week to see the situations on the ground as the United States “remains committed” to helping those affected people.
The US Ambassador, an official told UNB, is likely to go to Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday and might stay there for a couple of days. “Things will be finalised soon.”
On several occasions, the US commended the government and the people of Bangladesh who have responded swiftly and generously to the Rohingyas arriving in Bangladesh.
In October, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced more than $185 million in additional humanitarian assistance for those in Bangladesh and Myanmar who have been affected by the Rohingya crisis.
This additional funding brings US humanitarian assistance in response to the Rohingya crisis to nearly $389 million since the outbreak of violence in Burma in August 2017.
The new funding includes $156 million for Rohingyas and host communities in Bangladesh to support the implementation of critical emergency services, including protection, emergency shelter, food, water, sanitation, healthcare, and psychosocial support, according to the US Embassy in Dhaka.
Since August 2017, more than 725,000 Rohingyas have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, crossing the border into Bangladesh. Bangladesh now hosts over one million Rohingyas.
Ambassador Miller presented his credentials to President Md Abdul Hamid on November 29.
He emphasised that a strong US-Bangladesh relationship is in the interests of the United States and the American people, Bangladesh and the Bangladeshi people, as well as the regional and global community.
Ambassador Miler who arrived here on November 18 was sworn in as the US Ambassador to Bangladesh at the Department of State in the United States.
Miller was confirmed as US Ambassador to Bangladesh by the US Senate on October 11.