Visiting United States (US) Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration Julieta Valls Noyes on Sunday said that her country along with UN agencies would not let the Rohingya issue become a “forgotten crisis”.
“We won’t let this become a forgotten crisis,” she tweeted after holding a meeting with officials from different UN agencies including UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF, UNFPA, AFP and WHO in Dhaka.
Noyes expressed her gratitude to all US partners who work tirelessly to improve the conditions for and advance the rights of forcibly displaced Rohingyas.
The US Assistant Secretary arrived here on Saturday on a five-day official tour of Bangladesh to visit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar and Bhashanchar.
"In Bangladesh, Assistant Secretary Noyes will meet with government officials to express our gratitude for their generosity in hosting Rohingya and other refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian crisis in Burma," according to a media note issued by US State Department on Friday.
On December 7, the Assistant Secretary will leave Bangladesh for Thailand.
Julieta Valls Noyes, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, became Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration on March 31, 2022.