Jordan's Queen Rania stands beside Rohingya refugees


Published: 2017-10-23 13:13

Last Updated: 2017-10-23 15:25

Queen Rania visits Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh. (Twitter: @QueenRania)
Queen Rania visits Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh. (Twitter: @QueenRania)
Roya News Source

Jordan’s queen Rania today called upon the international community to support the Rohingya people, to ensure they find justice and return to their homes in Myanmar, Bangladeshi news sites have reported.

“Jordan always will stand beside Rohingyas,” the queen told reporters after she visited the camps at Kutupalang in Bangladesh's Cox’s Bazar.

Queen Rania landed in Bangladesh this morning and was met by Bangladesh’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam at Cox’s Bazar airport, according to reports.

She reportedly visited two Rohingya camps and talked to the some of the victims who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, following violent persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

“The suffering I have seen and the stories I have heard from #Rohingya #refugees at Kutupalong Camp are harrowing and heartbreaking,” Queen Rania later tweeted. 

Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Burma's northern Rakhine state into Bangladesh since 25 August after the Myanmar military began a brutal campaign in the region.

According to a recent statement by UNICEF, at least 340,000 Rohingya Muslim children are living in dire conditions without adequate access to food, water and healthcare in Bangladesh refugee camps