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Rohingya refugee crisis

Queen Rania meets Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, a member of the IRC's board, has called on the international community to respond “effectively, quickly, and generously.” 

  • Queen Rania toured the Kutupalong refugee camp in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh on Oct 23. 

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  • She met with ethnic minority Rohingya women and children who crossed the border from Myanmar to escape violence in Rakhine State.

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  • “With no respect or regard for the principles of humanitarian and international law, the discrimination against and the persecution of the Rohingya minority has continued unabated, in full view of the world,” Queen Rania said in a statement during her visit.

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  • “Just walking around the camp today, the residents have spoken to me of unimaginable acts of violence that they have witnessed… Children have been orphaned, women brutalized, family members butchered, villages burned to the ground,” she added. “This is something that is unacceptable.”

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