Bangladesh has had a large influx of more than 730,000 refugees from Myanmar since August 2017.
The majority of the refugees - more than 620,000 people - live in one place: Kutupalong, today the largest refugee settlement in the world.
Angelina Jolie undertook a three-day mission at Cox's Bazar to identify the humanitarian needs of the Rohingya refugees and some of the most critical challenges facing Bangladesh as a host country.
The Special Envoy will conclude her visit in Dhaka for official meetings with the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, and the Foreign Minister, AK Abdul Momen, to discuss how UNHCR can best support the Bangladeshi Government, along with the need for safe and sustainable solutions to the plight of one of the world’s most persecuted minorities.
Her visit comes just before the launch of a new appeal for the humanitarian situation in Bangladesh – the 2019 Joint Response Plan – which seeks to raise some $920 million to continue meeting the basic needs of Rohingya refugees and the communities so generously hosting them.
Her visit is about to launch a new call for a humanitarian response in Bangladesh - the Joint Response Plan for 2019 - to meet some $ 920 million. This is the first visit of the Special Representative in Bangladesh. On a previous visit to Myanmar in July 2015 and India in 2006, Jolie also met displaced persons from Rohingya.