Bangladesh: Japan pledges $2 million for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

DHAKA, 29 January 2022, (TON): Japan will contribute a total of $2 million in emergency grant aid for supporting the displaced Rohingya Muslims living in Bhasan Char.

According to the Embassy of Japan in Dhaka “this contribution includes $1 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and $1 million to World Food Programme (WFP).”

The embassy said in a press release “this support will allow implementing humanitarian assistance activities for the displaced Rohingyas, who are in need of urgent assistance in Bhasan Char in areas such as food and health.”

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki said “resolving Rohingya issues is of utmost importance for the peace and stability of the region. I appreciate the Bangladesh government’s efforts to protect the Rohingya people and the dedicated work of the international organizations.”

The embassy said “Japan supports the steady and smooth operations of the international organizations under the MoU signed between the Bangladesh government and the United Nations in October 2021, which is a basic framework of assistance for Bhasan Char.”

Ambassador Naoki said "Japan expects the UN will respond to prevailing and increasing humanitarian and protection needs on the island, and strongly hopes that this assistance will contribute to better service delivery and improve living conditions of people living on Bhasan Char.”

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