US to provide $47m more aid for Rohingyas in Bangladesh
Published : 16 Nov 2017, 19:36:15
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma on Wednesday that the United States will provide an additional $47 million in humanitarian assistance for Rohingyas in Bangladesh.
This brings the total United States' assistance in Bangladesh for the Rohingya crisis to $83 million since August 2017, a US embassy statement said here Thursday.
U.S. assistance goes to its international organization partners on the ground, including the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Program (WFP).
The assistance would help provide protection, emergency shelter, food and nutritional assistance, as well as health care and psychosocial support for the more than 600,000 displaced Rohingya from the Rakhine State.
Secretary Tillerson said that the humanitarian scale of this crisis is staggering as over 600,000 Rohingya, mostly women and children have fled to Bangladesh, and an unknown number remain internally displaced with limited access to food, water, and shelter.
"The United States remains dedicated to humanitarian initiatives all over the world and is proud to distribute these funds as part of our ongoing efforts to help those who are suffering," he added.-BSS