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Jordan Queen Rania visits Rohingya refugee camps

Queen Rania of Jordan visits Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh as she condemns the 'shocking escalation of violence' in Myanmar.

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah on Monday (Oct 23) visited the situation of displaced Rohingyas sheltered at the Kutupalang refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, media reports said. 

After her short visit, the Queen left Cox’s Bazar airport in a special flight in the noon. Earlier in the morning, Queen Rania arrived in Cox’s Bazar through Dhaka and went to visit refugee camp.

United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) sources said the Jordan Queen came to observe the situation of Rohingyas, who fled into Bangladesh following persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

In the meantime, she has spoken to some Rohingya women and children about the violence they had suffered by Myanmar army and their exodus experience.

Earlier, Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan came to Bangladesh in September and visited the Rohingyas in Kutupalong refugee camps.

According to media reports, more than 600,000 refugees have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since violence erupted against the Rohingya population in the northern state of Rakhine in August.