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US to give $44m additional assistance for Rohingyas

Sun Online Desk     15th May, 2018 08:11:55 printer

US to give $44m additional assistance for Rohingyas

The USA will provide more than $44 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya people in Bangladesh and people affected by violence and conflict in Myanmar.


USAID, a US foreign aid agency, made an announcement in this regard on Tuesday, according to a statement of the organisation.


This funding brings the total US humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from Myanmar to more than $299 million since the beginning of the last fiscal year.


Nearly 700,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State since August last year and crossed the border into Bangladesh, which was already hosting more than 300,000 Rohingya refugees.


In addition, 8.3 million people in Burma live in areas affected by conflict, not only in Rakhine State, but throughout the country.


This conflict, and the ensuing displacement of people, has created one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.