Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy
Joint visit to the Rohingya refugee camps
Last updated: 30.03.2015 //
The Embassies of the three Nordic countries—Sweden, Norway and Denmark—recently carried out two joint field visits. On February 15th, the three Ambassadors and staff visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, while on March 15th, the Swedish Ambassador and colleagues from the Swedish and Norwegian Embassies visited Bandarban to learn more about the situation of the indigenous people. On both trips, the delegates met with government officials, civil society members, representatives from NGOs, and local residents to get a better understanding of the regional political, social, and economic situation, while at the same time find opportunities to work together on common issues.
Participants at a women’s group meeting in Kutupalong Camp, Cox’s Bazar. From Right to left: The Ambassadors Johan Frisell of Sweden, Hanne Fugl Eskjær of Denmark, Merete Lundemo of Norway, UNHCR Representative Stina Ljungdell and Deputy Commissioner of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission (RRRC), Fazlul Karim Chowdhury. Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy
Ambassador of Norway, Merete Lundemo,observing the making of laundry soap in Leda Camp, Cox’s Bazar. Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy
Participants at a discussion on indigenous farming in Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts. From left to right: Khusiray Tripura,District Manager, Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF), Johan Frisell, Ambassador of Sweden, Maja Edfast, Second Secretary, Embassy of Sweden, Faruq Hasan, Political Affairs Adviser, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Md. Nazim Uddin, Advocacy Officer, District Commission Office, Bandarban. Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy