BRUSSELS, 21st May, 2022 (WAM) -- The European Commission is releasing an extra 22 million in humanitarian aid to ensure life-saving support for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh, as well as Rohingya and other conflict-affected people in Myanmar. The funding will address immediate needs, including protection services, food assistance, nutrition, health and shelter.
Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, said: "The Rohingya crisis has reached unprecedented proportions and sustained international solidarity is essential to tackle the enduring humanitarian needs. The EU's new aid package underlines our commitment to the most vulnerable refugees and their host communities in Bangladesh, as well as conflict-affected population in Myanmar".
With this additional funding, EU humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness support in Bangladesh this year exceeds 41 million, with a focus on addressing the most pressing needs of Rohingyas and their host communities in the country. In Myanmar, EU humanitarian funding now totals over 27 million to respond to increased needs since the military take-over.