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Arab Star and WFP Goodwill Ambassador Hend Sabry to visit Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – Famed Arab actress Hend Sabry will visit the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, from 13-16 November 2019. This is the first field visit by Sabry outside the Middle East and North Africa region since she was appointed as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador in 2010.

Nearly one million Rohingya refugees are living in camps in Cox’s Bazar, most arriving two years ago from Myanmar. WFP supports the food needs of 80 percent of the camp population, through direct food assistance as well as e-vouchers. WFP has also scaled up its support to the host communities through nutrition, school feeding and livelihood programmes.

Passionate about humanitarian causes, especially hunger around the world, Sabry will meet with Rohingya families and see first-hand how WFP works with partners to support them.

Sabry has previously visited WFP’s operations in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.

For media interviews, please contact Reem Nada, WFP Communications Officer (in Bangladesh), +20 106 663 4522 email:

High resolution photos and broadcast-quality footage will be available starting Thursday, 14 November.

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