Japan has decided to extend approximately $17 million as additional support to the oppressed Rohingya minority in southeast Bangladesh from Myanmar.
The extra funds will also be used to develop host communities in Cox’s Bazar city, said Tuesday the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka.
The support includes site management of refugee camps; community empowerment; shelter upgrading; child protection; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities; medical services and training; environmental rehabilitation; life skills and livelihood improvement and nutritional improvement, the statement said.
The decision was taken by the Japanese government on Jan 30th this year, it added.
Since the large influx of refugees from Rohingya into Bangladesh in August 2017, Japan has granted approximately $95 million to international organizations and non-governmental organizations, which now amounts to approximately $112 million in aid.
They include UNHCR, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) and the World Food Program (WFP), the Japan Platform.