UNHCR to provide $3.5m aid to Rohingyas in Bangladesh
Desk Report || risingbd.com
The Government of Japan and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have signed a partnership agreement to provide protection and humanitarian assistance worth to USD 3.5 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Embassy of Japan in Dhaka issued a press release in this regard on Wednesday (September 21).
The money will be used to maintain access to critical and life-sustaining services for refugees living in the Cox’s Bazar camps and on Bhasan Char.
Johannes van der Klaauw, UNHCR's representative in Bangladesh said, UNHCR is grateful to the government and people of Japan for their support to the Rohingya refugees and their solidarity with the government and people of Bangladesh who have sheltered them.
He also said that Japan came forward first with the humanitarian aid in Bhasanchar. Through the country's support, UNHCR has been able to strengthen the work of local NGOs in Bhasanchar.
Following the issue, ITO Naoki, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh said, Japan decided to provide assistance to this project, with the strong hope that it will improve the protection, healthcare and livelihood opportunities of the Rohingya population on Bhasan Char, and enhance their security in Cox’s Bazar.