IOM chief due in Dhaka to see Rohingya situation

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William Lacy Swing

PV Desk : International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing is set to arrive in Bangladesh on a four-day visit to see the overall situation of Rohingya refugees.
He is scheduled to arrive here Sunday (October 15).
Afterwards, he will visit the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar from Monday (October 16).
“He is coming here on Sunday and will leave Dhaka Wednesday (October 18),” said a foreign ministry official.
The IOM DG is expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Affairs Ministers AH Mahmood Ali and some other higher officials of the government.
However, till date, as many as 536,000 Rohingya entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August 25 and the number is counting still.
The UN and some countries have called the events “ethnic cleansing,” which Myanmar’s government denies.