On 4 July 2022 H.E. Mrs. Makawadee Sumitmor, Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh, visited the Rohingya displaced persons Camp 9 in Cox's Bazar, to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Reconstruction of the Teacher Resource Center damaged by conflagration in 2021. On this occasion, Mr. Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Country Representative and delegates also joined and witnessed the ceremony.
The Royal Thai Government contributed 4.3 million taka (approximately 50,000 USD) to the said project to elevate educational quality as well as to promote equality, dignity and self-reliance for all Rohingya children and youth in the camp. Thailand collaborated closely with UNICEF who is Thailand's partner for humanitarian assistance and human resource development.
Currently, there are over 1.1 million Rohingya displaced persons temporarily living in Bangladesh. Thailand has been providing humanitarian assistance since 2017 through various international organizations such as IOM, WFP, ICRC, and UNHCR to help relieve this crisis.
In this occasion, the Ambassador also paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Shah Rezwan Hayat, Commissioner of the Office of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, and discussed on the way forward on camp management for the displaced persons.