Japan will contribute UD$ 2 million in emergency grant aid for supporting the displaced Rohingyas living at Bhasan Char in Bangladesh.
This contribution includes $ 1 million to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and $ 1 million to World Food Programme (WFP), according to a press release of the Embassy of Japan in Dhaka today.
This support will allow implementing humanitarian assistance activities for the displaced Rohingyas, who require urgent assistance in Bhasan Char such as food and health, said the release.
“Resolving Rohingya issues is of utmost importance for the peace and stability of the region. I appreciate the Bangladesh government’s efforts to protect the Rohingya people and the dedicated work of the international organisations,” said Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki.
Japan supports the steady and smooth operations of the international organisations under the MoU signed between the Bangladesh government and the United Nations in October 2021, “which is a basic framework of assistance for Bhasan Char”, the embassy said.
“Japan will continue to stand by Bangladesh and work towards the early repatriation of displaced Rohingya to Myanmar,” the release also said.