US to provide $32 million in aid to Rohingya

New York: In what is to be the first response to Rohingya ‘mass exodus’ from the Trump administration, the United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Mus­lim refugees, the State Dep­art­ment said Wednesday.

The funding “reflects the US commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people,” said the State Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The State Department said the aid “will help provide emergency shelter, food security, nutritional assistance, health assistance, psycho-social support, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, social inclusion, non-food items, disaster and crisis risk reduction, restoring family links, and protection to over 400,000 displaced persons.”

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