Japan extends emergency grant aid for displaced Rohingyas


18th March, 2021 07:16:58 printer

Japan extends emergency grant aid for displaced Rohingyas

The government of Japan has decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of $ 10 million for the displaced Rohingyas and host communities in Cox’s Bazar.

This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide $ 5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), $ 4.3 million US dollars to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and $ 0.7 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for humanitarian assistance, said a press release.

It is expected to contribute to support the displaced “Rohingyas” living in camps as well as the host communities in Cox’s Bazar in the areas of food distribution to approximately 345,000 people, rehabilitation of the shelters of approximately 14,000 Rohignyas and host communities, and provision of medical and sanitation equipment to 9 hospitals and 3 health facilities.

With extending this assistance, Japan has contributed $155 million in total to humanitarian assistance in Cox’s Bazar since August 2017.