US announce to give $185m for Rohingya Muslims

Bulk of aid will go towards helping Rohingya refugee communities and support services such as food, water, sanitation

US announce to give $185m for Rohingya Muslims

The U.S. on Monday announced giving over $185 million in additional aid to Rohingya relief efforts in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The announcement was made by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, at a meeting attended by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

In a statement, Haley said the bulk of the aid would go towards helping Rohingya refugee communities in Bangladesh to support emergency services such as food, water, sanitation, health care and psychosocial support.

“Still more needs to be done, so we need other countries to do their part as well," she said in the statement.

"This additional funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to the Rakhine State crisis to nearly $389 million since the outbreak of violence in August 2017," read the statement. 

Last Mod: 25 Eylül 2018, 14:32
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