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EU announces to provide Bangladesh €32 million aid

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EU announces to provide Bangladesh €32 million aid

EU announces to provide Bangladesh €32 million aid


The European Union has announced to provide €32 million to Bangladesh in aid to contribute to the needs of the local host communities of Cox's Bazar and Rohingya in the camps, said a press release on Thursday.

Of the amount, €12 million would be dedicated to COVID-19 responses and €20 million would address the need of both host communities and Rohingyas through an integrated approach on improved access to basic services in education, food security and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and enhance their resilience and protection, the release said.

The €20 million action also included a complementary small cross-border operation worth €1 million to enhance conflict sensitivity and mutual understanding among CSOs assisting the refugee, IDP and host communities on the other side of the border, it added.

All EU-funded activities would address important cross-cutting issues like protection of girls and women, sexual and gender based violence, and psychosocial support, the press release said.

The actions would be implemented by UNHCR, UNICEF and UNOPS, the release said.

EU ambassador Rensje Teerink, in the release, said that the funding was an important contribution to Bangladesh's continuous generosity and humanity in hosting the Rohingyas.

"It is part of the Team Europe global response to COVID-19 in the country with a specific component to support the needs of both Bangladeshi host communities of Cox's Bazar and Rohingya in the camps to address the crisis worsened by the pandemic," she added.

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