Japan has extended new additional support upto $17 million for the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s bazaar. The fund will be used through the UN agencies - UNHCR, IOM, UNFPA, UNICEF, FAO, UNWomen, WFP, and the ICRC, and Japan Platform (JPF). On January 30, the government of Japan decided to extend approximately $17 million as additional new support to the 'Rohingya' Refugees and the host communities in Cox’s Bazar, the embassy said.
Since the massive influx of refugees into Bangladesh in August 2017, the Government of Japan had granted approximately $95 million to international organisations and NGOs. Adding this additional support, the total amount of assistance has reached to a total of approximately $112 million.
This new support includes site management of refugee camps, community empowerment, shelter upgrade, child protection, WASH facilities, medical services and trainings, environmental rehabilitation, life skills and livelihood improvement and nutritional improvement.