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Hasina visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Sept 12: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district to distribute aid to the displaced people fleeing violence in Myanmar.
Hasina arrived at the district around 11.40 a.m. and inspected the conditions in the camps. She also distributed aid among the refugees, the Daily Star newspaper reported.
The Prime Minister arrived in Cox’s Bazar with Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury, Minister of Housing and Public Works Engr Mosharraf Hossain, State Minister for Land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, and several others.
Nearly 300,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh after the Myanmar Army unleashed a “clearance operation” in Rakhine state in response to attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts on August 25.
Speaking at Cox Bazar, Hasina said: “We gave them (Rohingya refugees) shelter in our country on humanitarian grounds. Our houses were also burnt down in 1971. People fled to India when they had nowhere to go. So we are doing everything in our power to help them.
The Prime Minister slammed Myanmar for forcing out hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas and urged the international community to push Myanmar to repatriate them.  (IANS)