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UN refugee agency’s Rohingya fund half a billion dollars short

Less than half the $1bn in aid meant for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh this year has been raised and the lack of money has made it difficult for them to provide the food, basic healthcare and other support the Rohingya need, the UN refugee agency or UNHCR said on Thursday as it announced plans for a large donor conference next week.The online event will take place on October 22 in an effort to close a “significant funding gap”, the UNHCR said.“Solidarity with the Rohingya people means more than just meeting their basic needs,” Filippo Grandi, the UN high commissioner for Refugees, said in a statement.“

Refugees, like everyone else, have a right to a life of dignity and the chance to build a safe and stable future.”In 2017, a brutal crackdown by the military forced some 750,000 Rohingya to flee across the border into Bangladesh in violence that is now the subject of genocide charges against Myanmar at the UN’s top court at The Hague.

News source ~ Al Jazeera