Indonesia Provides Sustainble Aid for Rakhine State Refugees

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 29 Januari 2018
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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, responds to the journalists’ questions in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday (28/1) evening (Photo: PR/ Nia)

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, responds to the journalists’ questions in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday (28/1) evening (Photo: PR/ Nia)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo extends his appreciation to the Government of Bangladesh for its efforts to handle the problem of refugees in Rakhine State, Myanmar, which is certainly not easy to be handled.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi explains that there are one million Rakhine State refugees who are now staying at refugee shelters in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Based on the latest information, until now, more refugees have crossed into the Cox’s Bazar area.<>

“Therefore, the President extends his appreciation and tell them not to hesitate to tell the Government of Indonesia if they need help,” the Minister says in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday (28/1) evening.

According to the Minister, in Cox’s Bazar, the President has stated that Indonesia’s aid is not a ‘one-off’. Indonesia provides sustainable and comprehensive aid. Beside basic needs, it also provides health services that essential for the refugees in Cox’s Bazar. The Government also asks help from humanitarian NGOs to set up a field hospital to complement the existing health facilities, such as ambulance and doctors.

The Minister reminds as well that every conflict may cause trauma. Thus, the Government provides psychologists to help the refugees to overcome their trauma. (DID/UN/ES) (FID/ES) (MMB/YM/Naster)

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