dd UK grants £47.5million for Rohingyas

UK grants £47.5million for Rohingyas

Published: 22 Oct 2020   

Online Desk

United Kingdom’s (UK’s) secretary of state for foreign, commonwealth and development affairs Dominic Raab today urged world not to “turn away from Rohingya’s suffering” as the UK pledges to provide life-saving support.

“I urge the world not to turn away from the Rohingya’s suffering and to take the action necessary to allow them to safely return to the homes they fled in terror,” he said, reports BSS.

The British secretary of state made the remark while announcing £47.5million new UK aid to support 860,000 displaced Rohingyas as well as help Bangladesh dealing with coronavirus and natural disasters, said a press release of British high commission here.

This extra support comes ahead of a pledging conference co-hosted by the UK, US, EU and UNCHR today and follows UK sanctions on perpetrators of violence against the Rohingya people.

This new funding, announced by the Foreign Secretary, will provide hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people with food, healthcare, water and sanitation, as well as care and counselling for those traumatised by the violence they have experienced, said the release.

It will also improve access to education for 50,000 young people, as well as create isolation and treatment centres for people suffering from coronavirus.

Alongside this, the release said the UK aid package will support communities in Bangladesh, as the country hosting the highest number of Rohingya refugees.

It will strengthen its health system to respond to COVID-19 and continue the UK’s support to help Bangladesh become more resilient to natural disasters such as flooding.


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