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US will not allow Rohingya issue to become ‘forgotten crisis’ :Official

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Dhaka: Juliet Valls Noyes, assistant secretary of the US Bureau of Immigration, Refugees and Refugees, said her country will not allow the Rohingya issue to become a “forgotten crisis” along with UN agencies.

“We will not allow this to become a forgotten crisis,” he tweeted after a meeting with officials from various UN agencies including UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF, UNFPA, AFP and WHO.

Noyes expressed gratitude to all US partners working tirelessly to improve the conditions of the forcibly displaced Rohingya and advance their rights.

The US Assistant Secretary arrived in Bangladesh on Saturday on a five-day official visit to visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasanchar.

A media note issued by the US State Department said the US assistant secretary will “meet with government officials in Bangladesh” to express gratitude for their generosity in providing shelter to Rohingya and other refugees fleeing the growing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.

The US Assistant Secretary will leave Bangladesh for Thailand on December 7.

Julieta Valls Noyes, a senior Foreign Service professional, became the U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Immigration on March 31.

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