US announces over $170m humanitarian assistance for Rohingya

24 September 2022

Staff Reporter :
The United States on Friday announced more than $170 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya inside and outside Myanmar, as well as for host communities in Bangladesh.
With this new funding, US total assistance in response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis has reached nearly $1.9 billion since August 2017, when over 740,000 Rohingya were forced to flee to safety in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
This additional humanitarian assistance includes more than $93 million through the State Department and more than $77 million through USAID, a press release said.   
With nearly $138 million for programs specifically in Bangladesh, it provides life-sustaining support to the over 940,000 Rohingya refugees, many of whom are survivors of a campaign of genocide and crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, and 540,000 generous host community members in Bangladesh.
It will enable the provision for food, safe drinking water, health care, protection, education, shelter, and psychosocial support.  
The United States urged other donors to contribute robustly to the humanitarian response and increase support to those driven from and affected by violence in Myanmar.
The United States applauded the generosity of the government and people of Bangladesh and other Rohingya-hosting countries in the region.  
Recognising that conditions in Myanmar do not currently allow for the safe, voluntary, dignified, and sustainable return and    
reintegration of displaced Rohingya, the United States are working with the government of Bangladesh, Rohingya, and people within Myanmar toward finding solutions to the crisis.  
US also commended its humanitarian partners for the lifesaving work they continue to do every day.

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