Jerome Oberreit on first visit to Cox's Bazar Rohingya camps as Brac Global Executive Director

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Jerome Oberreit, executive director (ED) of Brac Global, during his visit to Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar called for continuing emergency services for Rohingyas and host communities amid Covid-19 by following health rules. 

During the first day of his two-day tour today, he visited different activities of Brac at camp-1 East, and camp-4 extension at Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar.

He directed all concerned to provide emergency services for Rohingyas people and the Host Community by following health rules amid Covid-19. 

Dr Md Akramul Islam, director of Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) of Brac; Roberts Sila Muthini, head of programme, HCMP of Brac and others were present on the occasion.

Jerome Oberreit, during his stay at Rohingya camp, talked to Rohingyas and Host Community people and was apprised of their problems.

At that time, Jerome laid emphasis on strengthening Brac's humanitarian assistance and necessary activities for the Rohingyas and Host Community with the assistance of the government.

He witnessed primary health care centre, run by Brac Health and Nutrition Sector under HCMP, water network facility of WASH sector at camp-1 East, mental health and psychosocial support of Child Protection Sector, Homestead gardening of agriculture sector, legal protection and community based protection of Protection Sector and two-storied learning centre of Education Sector at camp-4 extension. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Brac Global ED said, Brac has been providing emergency services such as water, food, health care services and rehabilitation for the Rohingyas and Host Community with the support of the Bangladesh government since the inception of the Rohingya crisis.

Tomorrow is the last day of his two-day visit to Cox's Bazar. In the morning, the Brac Global ED is scheduled to exchange views with delegations of Unicef, International Organization for Migration (IOM), and World Food Program (WFP). 

This is the first visit to the Rohingya camp by the Brac Global ED since his formal joining to Brac on January 10 this year.


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