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Canada Announces Aid for Rohingya Refugees and Host communities.

The Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced up to $8.15 million in funding to humanitarian partners to help Rohingya refugees and host country in Bangladesh over the coming months. Where ADRA is funded with $1 million for helping Rohingya refugees and host community.

Photo Credit: Arjay Arellano

Currently more than 671,000 Rohingya refugees—the majority of them women and children living as refugee in Bangladesh. From very first Canada was supporting the refugees by funding. International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says “Aid organizations are already overwhelmed by the massive influx of Muslim-minority refugees from neighboring Myanmar.”

But Situation can be worse in near rainy season. Refugees may face devastating environment to live in.

In advance of the upcoming season of heavy rain and cyclones, Canada’s contribution will provide support for emergency preparedness activities, upgraded tool and shelter kits; pre-positioned shelter materials, essential household items and perishables; infrastructure upgrades, including access roads, drainage, and the terracing and retention of hilly land for shelter; livelihoods assistance and cash-for-training; safe drinking water and sanitation; food distribution and nutrition services; health-care services, family planning and sexual health and reproductive services; hygiene kits and dignity kits and Children development.

$8.15 million will be funded for this purpose. Here is a breakdown of the non-governmental organizations and UN agencies receiving funding:

International Committee of the Red Cross - $1.5 million

United Nations (International Organization for Migration, World Food Program and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR], for site maintenance and improvement) - $1.5 million

World Food Program - $1.5 million

United Nations Population Fund - $1.1 million

Adventist Development and Relief Agency - $1 million

UNHCR - $950,000

Action Against Hunger - $600,000

Sources: Government of Canada Global Affairs News.

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