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United States Provides Over $30 Million to Support Rohingya Refugees

Migration 2024-05-11, 12:26am


Rohingya refugees children at a school. United States Provides Over $30 Million to Support Rohingya Refugees.

DHAKA, May 9, 2024 –The United States, through the Department of State Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration and USAID, is providing $30.5 million in additional assistance for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bhasan Char, and the region.  This funding includes lifesaving support for healthcare, nutrition, clean water, and shelter, as well as support for self-reliance initiatives to help ease reliance on humanitarian assistance.  

 Ambassador Jeffrey Prescott, U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, announced the new assistance funding on a visit to Bangladesh to observe U.S. government food security, agriculture and humanitarian assistance activities in the country. 

“We remain committed to working with the Bangladesh government and all of our partners to continue support for Rohingya refugees and for Bangladeshis living in communities impacted by this crisis,” said Ambassador Prescott. 

The United States is the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance to those affected by the Rohingya crisis in Burma, Bangladesh, and the region.  Total U.S. funding for this crisis has reached nearly $2.4 billion since August 2017, of which over $1.9 billion has been provided for refugees and host communities in Bangladesh. – US Embassy Press release