A Spanish humanitarian team commented that the situation in Rohingya refugee camp has improved significantly over the past year under the leadership of Bangladesh government. The team also believes the international community has more to do for the socio-economic development of Rohingya women and children. From 17-18 October 2018, a representative
of the Humanitarian Office of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Ms Ana Bernardo Rodríguez, and the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Spain in Dhaka, Ms Alejandra López García, visited various projects in the Rohingya refugee camps, including those funded by the Government of Spain. The Inter Sector Coordination
Group (ISCG) welcomed them and noted that their presence demonstrates an on-going commitment to the welfare of the Rohingya refugees and the Bangladeshi host community. ISCG in Cox’s Bazar issued a press release on Monday on Spanish humanitarian team visit. “One year after the initial large scale influx, it is important that representatives of the international community has the chance to see first-hand what the humanitarian response has achieved under the leadership of the government.
Given that 80 percent of the refugees are women and children, we want to highlight the continued needs for funds to allow the restoration of a normal life,” said the ISCG Senior Coordinator Annika Sandlund. During a full two-day visit organized by the ISCG, the Spanish delegation met with the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) and saw first-hand the difficult condition under which the refugees are living and services provided to them in Kutupalong, Goyalmara and Unchiprang. The delegation visited key humanitarian aid projects including the UNHCR Transit Centre; MSF Kutupalong Hospital, Goyalmara Mother and Child Care Hospital, and Unchiprang Primary Health Centre; Plan International alternative education and child protection in emergencies activities; IOM mental health and psychosocial support, health, youth, shelter, water and sanitation and site management activities.