Germany continues support for Rohingyas, host communities

Diplomatic Correspondent

23 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The government of Germany will provide US $4.5 million to help the most vulnerable Rohingya families and their host communities living in Cox’s Bazar amid the pandemic and heavy monsoon rains, said a press release on Wednesday.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the fresh contribution from Germany at this critical time.

“This contribution will support the Government of Bangladesh to meet its commitment to the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals as well as their host communities in Cox’s Bazar. Lifesaving assistance is particularly important now with the ongoing pandemic and heavy monsoon rains, both of which are posing great risks to vulnerable families,” said Md. Mohsin, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief.

“As a longstanding partner to the Government of Bangladesh and WFP, we are pleased to know that our contribution is helping humanitarian workers in the frontline continue their lifesaving work for some of the most vulnerable people during such trying times,” said Peter Fahrenholtz, German Ambassador to Bangladesh.