Angelina Jolie lauds Bangladesh’s generosity to Rohingya refugees | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 24, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:43 AM, February 24, 2020

Angelina Jolie lauds Bangladesh’s generosity to Rohingya refugees

American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has lauded Bangladesh for the generosity and leadership it has demonstrated in sheltering the Rohingyas.

She appreciated the government for ensuring safety and security of the refugees, who came to Bangladesh after fleeing atrocities in their home country of Myanmar.

Jolie, also special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said this in a letter she wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The UNHCR will continue its efforts to engage with Myanmar in creating suitable conditions for the sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas, she said in the letter.

The UN special envoy expressed hope that Bangladesh's initiatives will help secure more funding for the 2020 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, to be launched in March this year.

Jolie also promised to continue her advocacy for the humanitarian response for Rohingyas and expressed gratefulness to the Bangladeshi people for their support.

She visited the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar last February in her capacity as UNHCR Special Envoy.

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