UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has said it requires nearly $112.5 million until February 2018 to address the needs of Rohingyas who have fled violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar and taken shelter in Bangladesh since August 25.
The additional financial requirements for the emergency in Bangladesh -- for urgent activities to provide protection and lifesaving assistance to Rohingyas -- amount to $83.7 million over the six months between September 2017 and February 2018.
The additional requirements for 2017 amount to $57.3 million and $26.4 million for 2018, reports UNB.
Taking into account the approved budgets for Bangladesh for 2017 ($14.1 million) and 2018 ($14.5 million2), the total requirements come to $112.5 million, said the UNHCR on Monday in its supplementary appeal over emergency response in Bangladesh.
The UNHCR will provide support to the government of Bangladesh in building an effective registration system through which all new arrivals and refugees and their family members can ultimately be comprehensively registered and key vulnerabilities, protection needs and other disaggregated data field collected to support effective protection, assistance and solutions interventions.
It will conduct protection monitoring and outreach across the country, including through community engagement and liaise and work with the local authorities to address and respond to identified protection needs, problems and challenges.
The UNHCR will ensure child protection, including the establishment of child friendly and safe spaces, special support to unaccompanied and separated children and psychosocial and recreational support.
It will identify survivors of trauma and other psychological vulnerabilities and extend psychosocial counselling, pertinent referral and appropriate support including, but not limited, to cash-based interventions.
The UNHCR will distribute dignity and sanitary supplies to women and girls and support the capacity of the government to manage and respond to refugee matters at large and protection in particular, including through training, provision of relevant technical and material support and advisory and functional support towards policy, legal, institutional, administrative and systemic development or reform.