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No wastage of Rohingya crisis fund: UNHCR

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25th March, 2019 05:42:23 printer

No wastage of Rohingya crisis fund: UNHCR

UNHCR regional representative Khaled Khalifa on Monday said there is no wastage of the funds received for the Rohingya crisis.


Khaled, a regional representative of United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) came to this comment while answering the journalists at a press conference, organised at the Westin hotel in the capital.


“There is no wastage of the fund for Rohingya. We are utilising the fund prioritising the needs of both Rohingya and local communities of Cox’s Bazar.” He said.


He also said, “It is true that the accountability to the proper use of funding is a must. No work can’t be accomplished in a transparent way without accountability.”  


Earlier, it was alleged that NGOs and aid agencies spent only a quarter of the funds they received for the Rohingya crisis.


Expressing discontentment over foreign organisations’ high expenditure for accommodation on March 3, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said, “The organizations spent Tk 150 crore in hotel rent and another Tk 8 crore in flat and house rent in the last six months”.


Earlier, On February 15, some donor countries constituted ‘Joint Response Plan for Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis-2019’.


Representatives of this forum visited to Bangladesh to get the ideas about the possible amount of funding. After the visit, they will collect necessary money from the donor countries and organisations.


Participants of the press conference said, “There is a need of $ 920.5 billion. We have already collected 14% of the target. We will ask the donor countries for paying rest of the money.”