EC releases 5m euro to provide food assistance to Rohingya

DHAKA, The European Commission (EC) has released an additional 5 million euro to provide lifesaving food assistance to the Rohingya communities stranded in Bangladesh.

This comes on top of the 40 million euro in humanitarian aid announced in May in response to the crisis, said an EC media release here today.

The additional funding is another clear sign that the EU remains committed to stand by the side of the Rohingya for as long as it takes. Food assistance is an absolute necessity, and we will continue to support both Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh throughout this crisis, said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar District of Bangladesh rely entirely on humanitarian aid for their survival. The additional EU funding will provide urgently needed food assistance to refugees, while ensuring access to food throughout the camps, makeshift settlements and host communities.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)