EU to donate Tk 136 cr for Rohingya refugees

Staff Reporter
The New Nation Bangladesh: The European Union (EU) will donate Tk 136 crore to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for improving living standard of Rohingya refugees located at two camps in Cox’s Bazar.

The fund would ensure better health, nutrition and life skills to 28,000 refugees in the camps.

Saber Azam, country representative of UNHCR and Stefan Frowein, head of the EU in Bangladesh signed an agreement on behalf of their respective sides yesterday in the capital.

The money will be used to improve safety and security in the camps and help prevent sexual violence through the installation of solar lighting that would allow women to move around safely at night.

Besides, improvements will be made to water and sanitation facilities in the two camps at Kutupalong and Nayapara in Cox’s Bazar.

“The money will help continue improve living conditions of refugees at the two camps,” said Saber Azam.

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