UN seeks $920mn for Rohingyas

16 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

UN seeks $920mn
for Rohingyas

United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners on Friday appealed to raise US$ 920 million to meet the massive needs of more than 900,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar and over 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in host communities, reports UNB.

They, together, launched the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP), the third joint humanitarian appeal and builds on achievements made thus far in Geneva in order to further stabilize the situation of Rohingyas and address the humanitarian crisis.

Critical aid and services such as food, water, sanitation and shelter represent more than half of the funding needs this year, said the UN refugee agency - UNHCR.

Other key sectors of the appeal include health, site management, protection activities including child protection and addressing sexual and gender-based violence, education and nutrition, it said.

More than 745,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar's Rakhine State to Bangladesh since August 2017, escaping violence in Myanmar and joining roughly 200,000 others already displaced in the Cox's Bazar area by previous cycles of violence.