Finnish envoy visited Rohingya camps

Several Finnish officials visited Rohingya camps in Bangladesh on 29 September 2018.

Photo: John Owens

Ambassador of Finland to Myanmar Riikka Laatu and Ambassador of Finland to Bangladesh and India Nina Vaskunlahti have visited the Red Cross Red Crescent emergency hospital and the Rohingya camps in Kutupalong of Cox’s Bazar, according to New Age Bangladesh.

“I wish to commend the government of Bangladesh for its valuable work for the Rohingya people,” said Ambassador Nina Vaskunlahti.

Beside the Ambassadors, also honorary consul general of Finland and chairman of Summit Group Muhammed Aziz Khan, second secretary of Embassy of Finland Nelli Mikkola and other senior officials were present.

Many of the Rohingya muslims who fled Myanmar after a military offensive went to refugee camps in Bangladesh. The camp at Cox’s Bazar is one the world’s largest refugee camps and houses almost one million refugees.

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