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Denmark commits additional 40 crore taka to support Rohingya refugees and local communities

Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark

Today, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs announced that Denmark will provide an additional 32 million DKK (approx. 40 Crore Taka) to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and host communities in Bangladesh. She made this announcement at a Donor conference in Geneva, which aims to support UN’s appeal for Rohingyas hosted by European Union

The Danish Ambassador in Dhaka Mikael Hemniti Winther said: ‘The influx of Rohingya refugees came at a critical time when the resilience of the host communities was already being tested by cyclones, floods and rising food prices. Denmark is therefore scaling up its present activities in Cox’s Bazar in partnership with central and local government agencies and providing training to additional 10,000 poor and vulnerable farmers. The additional support announced the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation today will be used to further UNHCR’s relief efforts addressing the newly arrived Rohingyas and local communities in Bangladesh.’
 
Denmark will also support the establishment of a One-Stop-Crisis Centre for Rohingya women who have been victims of violence and are facing post-traumatic stress. This will be done in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs under the flagship development cooperation between Bangladesh and Denmark.
 
Since the recent influx of refugees began in August,Denmark made significant contributions to World Food Programme, Action Against Hunger and the International Organization for Migration to help address the humanitarian needs of the Rohingyas and the local communities in Bangladesh.

For more information please contact:
Quazi Nazmul Haque
Senior Programme Officer – Political
Tel. +880 1730 335490
E-mail: quahaq@um.dk



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