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UK announces extra £87 million funding for Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh

Monday September 23rd, 2019

The UK is making available an additional £87 million for sustaining the Rohingya refugee operation in Cox’s Bazar, lifting our contribution from the start of the crisis in August 2017 to a total of £226 million.Funding

The United Kingdom is making available an additional £87 million for sustaining the Rohingya refugee operation in Cox’s Bazar, lifting our contribution from the start of the crisis in August 2017 to a total of £226 million. The additional funding will help provide food, healthcare, water, sanitation, care and counselling for sexual violence survivors, and protection for vulnerable groups.

Over £20 million is being made available to support development in the Cox’s Bazar district to mitigate the economic and environmental impact the Rohingya crisis is having on the local communities. We are working to ensure that the international response benefits all the district’s population.

The new funding will help maintain the humanitarian operation in the camps and increase investment in the communities of Cox’s Bazar to help reverse the impact of the refugee presence and improve social cohesion. This will also enable the Government of Bangladesh and the international community to find longer-term solutions for the Rohingya people.

The expected results from this new funding are as follows

Over £20 million new support to the thousands of already vulnerable Bangladeshi families, who now have nearly one million refugees living in their district

Over 450,000 refugees will receive protection; including Rohingya women and girls, who have been subject to sexual violence, and children that have survived abduction and trafficking.

Over 500,000 medical consultations will be provided through 27 primary health care and mobile clinics, along with the early warning system for disease outbreaks.

Over 250,000 refugees and 50,000 people from the local community will receive clean water and sanitation.

Covering the basic food needs of 100,000 refugees for a whole year, and containers to protect the food of 150,000 families.

Providing cooking gas for over 31,000 families, so helping to stop further forest destruction.

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