On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark continued her three-day visit to Bangladesh.
This morning, Crown Princess Mary, as Patron of the Danish Refugee Council, accompanied by the Minister for Development Cooperation, Mr. Flemming Møller Mortensen, visited the Cox’s Bazar district, “…where the world’s largest refugee settlement is located. Here, more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have sought refuge in more than 30 camps…” according to a press release from the Danish royal court.
During the month of May, it is Monsoon season as a result the Cox Bazar district is hit with constant flooding and mudslides. The Danish Refugee Council, which has been in Bangladesh since 2013, helps the people in the district by building “…slopes in the camps with the help of cement masonry.”
Later in the afternoon, Crown Princess Mary and Minister Mortensen met with “…representatives of a host community in the Cox’s Bazar. [During their visit] the crown princess heard about their challenges in the area, which is already one of Bangladesh’s most marginalized and vulnerable areas.”