Saturday, 16 October, 2021

US to provide $158m more for Rohingyas

The United States will contribute nearly $180 million in additional assistance for the humanitarian crisis facing Rohingya in and outside Myanmar, and for Rohingya refugees and affected host communities in Bangladesh.

"Of this funding, nearly $158 million is for programmes inside Bangladesh," said Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations.

This assistance will save lives, she said, adding that it will provide protection, shelter, food, safe drinking water, health care, and psychosocial support.

It will support disaster preparedness and COVID-19 relief for Rohingya. And it will bolster access to education and skills training for Rohingya in Bangladesh – key for those who wish to pursue repatriation once conditions are suitable, said Ambassador Linda, reports UNB.

Bangladesh and its people have taken on an enormous responsibility in hosting refugees, she said.