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EU provides €300,000 for Rohingya Muslims in BD

Published : Thursday, 29 December, 2016 at 12:00 AM  Count : 188

The European Commission is allocating €300000, equivalent to Tk 24,941,382, in humanitarian aid funding to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees who have recently fled Myanmar and entered Bangladesh.
The aid will directly benefit 7,500 newly arrived refugees in the coastal district of Cox's Bazar.
"Most of the Rohingya families who have recently crossed the Naaf River have arrived with nothing, and are therefore in critical need of humanitarian assistance," Roman Majcher, Head of the European Commission's humanitarian aid department (ECHO) office in Bangladesh, was quoted as saying in a statement.
The support from the European Commission will not only ensure that their urgent needs are addressed, but will also contribute to help them cope with what they have just gone through by providing them with psychological support, Majcher said.
The EU-funded assistance will focus on delivering much-needed immediate relief and assistance to Rohingya refugees in terms of food and nutrition support, as well as the provision of non-food relief items such as sleeping kits, hygiene parcels and warm clothes.
Unconditional cash grants will also be distributed to the most
vulnerable to help them cover their daily basic needs, and psychological support will also be provided to help them cope with post-traumatic stress and shock.     —UNB



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