Tears rolled down Jolie’s cheeks after hearing tales of Rohingyas

Teknaf Correspondent
|  04 Feb 2019, 00:00 | Update : 04 Feb 2019, 20:27
Haresa (10). Girl child of Omor Hashem from Hoaikkong Chakmarkul camp of Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district. At the beginning of visiting the Rohingya camps the United Nations special envoy and Hollywood famous actress Angelina Jolie made a conversation with her.

The UN special envoy wanted to know about repression there in Myanmar and about their presence here. After holding little conversation with Haresa, she went to the G- block 285 number home of Mujibur Rahman. While holding conversation she was informed about repression in Myanmar as well as not getting relief items in the camps. At that time tears rolled down Jolie’s cheeks. Later at a camp of BRAC she talked to poor and disabled     Rohingya guardians. She directed the concerned organizations to ensure treatment for them. Later she visited some other homes and spent time there.


Earlier, at around 1 pm Jolie came to visit the Chakmarkul Rohingya camps at Teknaf boarded on a convoy of cars of UNHCR.

It was known that Angelina Jolie first went to the D-block of Chakmarkul camp. Later she went to G-block and held conversation with Rohingya women and children. At that time she was informed about killings, arson attack and atrocities committed by Myanmar army. She also took opinion about taking different steps for the Rohingyas for their return to the country.

She also exchanged views with the BRAC volunteers in B-block. Later Jolie left the Rohingya camp at around 4 pm and started for the hotel Royal Tulip at Inani beach in Cox’s Bazar.  

It was also known that tomorrow (Tuesday) Jolie will meet a press conference after visiting the makeshift Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhiya upazila.

Mentionable, Angelina Jolie arrived in Cox’s Bazar on a Novoair flight on Monday morning. She is working as a special envoy of UNHCR from 2012.


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