UN seeking more than $850m for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Key Points
Annual Response PlanThe UN issues an annual response plan, appealing for $852.4m to provide food and aid to Rohingya refugees and host communities.
Rohingya Refugee SituationOver a million mostly stateless Rohingya refugees reside in Bangladesh, having fled a 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar.
Dependence on Humanitarian AssistanceApproximately 95% of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh rely on humanitarian aid for survival.
Urgent Need for International SupportThe UNHCR emphasizes the importance of international solidarity and refugee protection amidst escalating conflict in Myanmar.
Funding ShortfallsDespite previous appeals, only $440m of the requested $876m was provided last year, leading to significant funding shortfalls.
Vulnerabilities of RefugeesMore than 75% of refugees receiving aid are women and children, facing increased risks of abuse and exploitation.
Limited Opportunities for Education and LivelihoodsOver half of the refugees in camps are under 18, lacking adequate access to education, skills training, and livelihoods.
Allocation of DonationsDonations will be utilized for essential needs such as food, shelter, healthcare, water access, education, and protection.
Risks of Dangerous Migration AttemptsRohingya refugees attempting to escape camps often resort to perilous boat journeys, risking their lives to reach other countries.

he United Nations is intensifying its call for heightened assistance to aid Rohingya refugees residing in Bangladesh, amplifying concerns over a burgeoning humanitarian crisis. In its latest annual response plan, the UN has requested $852.4 million to provide essential provisions and support to the predominantly Muslim Rohingya community and their host communities. This appeal follows a series of escalating challenges faced by the Rohingya, a minority group that predominantly fled a military crackdown in Myanmar back in 2017. Despite Bangladesh’s noble efforts in hosting over a million Rohingya refugees, the situation remains dire, with approximately 95% of them heavily reliant on humanitarian assistance for survival.

YearAmount Requested (in millions USD)Amount Provided (in millions USD)Funding Shortfall (in millions USD)

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