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08:58 PM, June 16, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:19 PM, June 17, 2018

UN, WB chiefs likely to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim are likely to make a two-day official visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh on July 1.

Apart from visiting the refugee camps, they will hold meetings with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Finance Minister AMA Muhith, the government's Economic Relations Division (ERD) sources said.

“A visit to Bangladesh by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is currently under consideration. Details on the visit will be shared when they become available,” said Qimiao Fan, World Bank country director for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

The World Bank may provide Bangladesh with a grant worth around $200 million to help tackle the ongoing Rohingya crisis, the sources said.

Some 700,000 Rohingya minorities crossed the border from Myanmar's Rakhine state since August last year, and are now living in cramped camps at Cox's Bazar. 

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