The European Union organized today, in cooperation with the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Donors’ Conference in solidarity with the Rohingya refugees and the countries of the region.
The EU mobilised a total of €96 million for Rohingya refugees in 2020 for humanitarian, development cooperation as well as conflict prevention support. Today’s funding from the EU will focus on helping those most in need, channelled through UN agencies, NGOs and international organisations:
– Humanitarian assistance of €51.5 million – which includes a new allocation of €20 million from the Emergency Aid Reserve – to help refugees and vulnerable host communities. Priority sectors will be protection (including child protection, Gender Based-Violence), critical healthcare (including mental health) and nutrition, food assistance and key coordination roles.
– Development support of €39 million to strengthen the resilience and social cohesion of Rohingya refugees and host communities in Cox’s Bazar District and of internally displaced people in Rakhine State. Support will focus on strengthening basic social services, particularly education, health, food and nutrition security, as well as addressing protection and information needs.
– Conflict prevention support of €5.5 million to contribute to stability and peace in the region.