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Denmark to provide additional 40 crore to support Rohingyas

Denmark to provide additional 40 crore to support Rohingyas

DHAKA: Denmark would provide an additional 32 million DKK (approx. 40 crore Taka) to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support the Rohingyas from Myanmar and host communities in Bangladesh.

Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tornae made the announcement at a donor conference in Geneva, which aims to support UN’s appeal for Rohingyas hosted by European Union, said a press release here yesterday.

The Danish Ambassador in Dhaka Mikael Hemniti Winther said, “The influx of Rohingyas 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 an additional 10,000 poor and vulnerable farmers,” he added.

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, said the release.

Since the recent influx of Rohingyas 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.

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