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Japan announces US$10m emergency aid for Rohingyas

Japan government has decided to extend emergency grant aid of 10 million US dollar for the displaced Rohingya and hosts communities in Bangladesh.

The decision of providing the grant for humanitarian assistance was made on March 9, according to a press release issued by the Japan embassy here today.

This 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 dollar to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

It is expected to contribute to support for the displaced Rohingyas and the hosts communities in Cox’s Bazar in the areas of food distribution to approximately 345,000 people, rehabilitation of the shelters of approximately 14,000 people, and provision of medical and sanitation equipment to nine hospitals and three health facilities, the release said.

Along with this assistance, Japan has contributed 155 million US dollar in total to humanitarian assistance in Cox’s Bazar since August 2017.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)