European Commission has released €40 million for the Rohingya crisis

May 31, 2018

Hat: European Commission has released €40 million for the Rohingya crisis

Funding Scheme: 2018-05-31

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The European Commission has released €40 million in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving support to vulnerable Rohingya civilians and host communities in Bangladesh and across Myanmar’s Rakhine State. This comes on top of the 51 million euro the Commission mobilised in 2017.


Thanks to the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and out of the funding announced today, 29 million euro will go to the Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh to deliver food, nutritional support, clean water and sanitation facilities, access to health care services, as well as increased protection for the most vulnerable groups among refugees and host communities. Another 7 million euro will be used to scale up preparedness measures for the rainy season, which could trigger floods and landslides in what is currently the most densely populated refugee camp in the world. 4 million euro will go for Rohingya and host communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and provide protection, shelter, health, water, sanitation, food and psychosocial support.

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