The US today announced more than $170 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya inside and outside Myanmar, as well as for host communities in Bangladesh.
With this new funding, the total US assistance in response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis has reached nearly $1.9 billion since August 2017, when over 740,000 Rohingya were forced to flee to safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, said US Secretary of State in a statement today.
This additional humanitarian assistance includes more than $93 million through the State Department and more than $77 million through USAID.
With nearly $138 million specifically in Bangladesh, it provides life-sustaining support to the over 940,000 Rohingyas, many of whom are survivors of a campaign of genocide and crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, and 540,000 generous host community members in Bangladesh.
It will enable the provision of food, safe drinking water, health care, protection, education, shelter, and psychosocial support.
“We urge other donors to contribute robustly to the humanitarian response and increase support to those driven from and affected by violence in Burma.”
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