Emergency Grant Aid for the Displaced “Rohingya” and Host Communities in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Extended from Japan
Dhaka March 18, 2021 – On March 9, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 10 million US dollars for the displaced “Rohingya” and host communities in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide 5 million US dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), 4.3 million US dollars to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and 0.7 million US dollars to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for humanitarian assistance.
It is expected to contribute to support for the displaced “Rohingya” living in severe humanitarian situation as well as the host communities in Cox’s Bazar in the areas of food distribution to approximately 345,000 people, rehabilitation of the shelters of approximately 14,000 “Rohignya” and host communities, and provision of medical and sanitation equipment to 9 hospitals and 3 health facilities.
With extending this assistance, Japan has contributed 155 million US dollars in total to humanitarian assistance in Cox’s Bazar since August 2017.