USA to provide over $44m additional assistance for Rohingyas


 Dhaka, May 15, 2018 (BSS) – The USA will provide more than $44 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and people affected by violence and conflict in Burma.

USAID, a US foreign aid agency, made an announcement in this regard here today, according to a statement of the organisation.

This funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from Burma to more than $299 million since the beginning of the last fiscal year.

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Burma’s Rakhine State since August last year and crossed the border into Bangladesh, which was already hosting more than 300,000 Rohingya refugees.

In addition, 8.3 million people in Burma live in areas affected by conflict, not only in Rakhine State, but throughout the country.

This conflict, and the ensuing displacement of people, has created one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.