Donors pledge $597m in humanitarian aid for Rohingyas


Donors have pledged $597 million as humanitarian response to address the 52% funding gap to support Bangladesh in providing life-saving assistance to the forcibly displaced Rohingyas stranded in the country.

The European Union announced a contribution of €96 million (more than $113.49 million) at a conference of donors and stakeholders on Thursday.

The United Kingdom had announced £47.5 million ($62.14 million) just ahead of the virtual conference in new aid to support 860,000 Rohingyas and help Bangladesh deal with Covid-19 and natural disasters.

Besides, other donors committed to pledge the rest of the amount as assistance to the Rohingya fund.

The UK, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) brought the international community together at the virtual event to raise much-needed funds for the humanitarian response.❐


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