Australian Foreign Minister meets Rohingya people

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has visited the Save Children learning centre at Cox’s Bazar to see first-hand the help being given to Rohingya children.
Minister Payne visited Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar on 4 September 2019 as part of a three-day trip to Bangladesh.
“This was an important visit enabling me to see the valuable education work Save the Children is doing in the temporary learning centres,” Minister Payne said.
“It was wonderful to see how engaged the children were, and to see the great energy and enthusiasm of the teachers.”
Australia has been a leading donor in providing humanitarian assistance for displaced Rohingya and host communities in Bangladesh.
Minister Payne visited one of the Temporary Learning Centres operated by Save the Children in the camps. She talked to the children and their parents.
David Skinner, Team Leader, Rohingya Response, Save the Children hosted Minister Payne’s visit. He said, “Rohingya children must have a sense of hope, something to suggest that they will one day be able to fulfil their aspirations. The Government and people of Bangladesh have done a great global good in sheltering the Rohingya population the last two years. They need continued support from across the world.”