☷United States Announces More Than $170 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for the Rakhine State Rohingya Refugee Crisis United States Department of State
U.S. Department of State ( By Press Release office)
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The United States today announced more than $170 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya inside and outside Burma , as well as for host communities in Bangladesh . With this new funding , our total assistance in response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis has reached nearly $1 . 9 billion since August 2017 , when over 740 , 000 Rohingya were forced to flee to safety in Cox’s Bazar , Bangladesh . This additional humanitarian assistance includes more than $93 million through the State Department and more than $77 million through USAID . With nearly $138 million for programs specifically in Bangladesh , it provides life - sustaining support to the over 940 , 000 Rohingya refugees , many of whom are survivors of a campaign of genocide and crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing , and 540 , 000 generous host community members in Bangladesh . It will enable the provision of food , safe drinking water , health care , protection , education , shelter , and psychosocial support . We urge other donors to contribute robustly to the humanitarian response and increase support to those driven from and affected by violence in Burma . The United States applauds the generosity of the government and people of Bangladesh and other Rohingya - hosting countries in the region . Recognizing that conditions in Burma do not currently allow for the safe , voluntary , dignified , and sustainable return and reintegration of displaced Rohingya , we are working with the Government of Bangladesh , Rohingya , and people within Burma toward finding solutions to the crisis . We also commend our humanitarian partners for the lifesaving work they continue to do every day .
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