Friday, September 23, 2022, 09:25 PM
The United States has announced more than $170 million in humanitarian aid for Rohingya inside and outside Myanmar and for groups sheltering in Bangladesh. US Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken said in a statement on Friday.
He said, about 138 million dollars will be provided for programs in Bangladesh in particular. Under this program, the assistance is being provided for the life-saving initiatives of more than 940,000 Rohingya survivors of genocide, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing operations in Myanmar and 540,000 members of the groups sheltering them in Bangladesh. Khabar bus.
He also said that the new aid will be able to provide food, safe water, health care, protection, education, shelter and psycho-social support. The United States also praised the generosity of the government and people of Bangladesh, including other countries that have sheltered the Rohingya in the region.
The U.S. Secretary of State said this new funding brings total U.S. aid to the Rohingya crisis to nearly $1.9 billion since August 2017. In 2017, more than 740,000 Rohingyas were forced to flee from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Of the additional humanitarian assistance, more than $93 million has been allocated by the State Department and more than $77 million through USAID.
Blinken said, acknowledging that the current situation in Burma (Myanmar) is not conducive to the safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable return of the displaced Rohingya. We are working with the Government of Bangladesh, the Rohingya and the people inside Burma to find a solution to this problem.
He called on other donors to contribute towards increasing humanitarian assistance and support for those displaced and affected by the violence in Myanmar. The US Secretary of State also praised the US humanitarian partners for their continuous life-saving work for the Rohingya.