UNHCR goodwill ambassador Tahsan visits Cox's Bazar Rohingya camps
The UN refugee agency's (UNHCR's) goodwill ambassador Tahsan Khan yesterday visited Cox's Bazar and met with Rohingya refugees to learn about their experiences on World Refugee Day.
The theme of this year's World Refugee Day is "together we heal, learn and shine."
During Tahsan's visit to the Rohingya camps, he also met with Rohingya musicians and filmmakers and performed a song with them.
"These young filmmakers from Omar's Film School and these talented Rohingya musicians are doing incredible work to shine a light on the Rohingya culture and heritage through music, photography and film. They are also working tirelessly to raise awareness about Covid-19 and other health messages," said Tahsan.
World Refugee Day also marks the first anniversary of Cox's Bazar's first intensive care unit (ICU) in the district's Sadar Hospital, established with the UNHCR' support.
The ICU has served more than 660 Bangladeshi and Rohingya patients in the past year.
Tahsan today inaugurated a new 24-hour laboratory, which will provide diagnostic services to the patients treated in the ICU.
"This ICU is the first of its kind in Cox's Bazar. In just a year, this facility has saved countless lives. The expansion of the facility to include a laboratory will ensure that more lives can be saved," said Tahsan.