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World Bank contributes up to $480 million for support of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The World Bank said, on Thursday, that it will provide $480 million for the support and other needs of the Rohingya refugees including health, education, water, sanitation and social protection. Existing health support project in Bangladesh has been added up with the approved money of World Bank a $50 million grant, the first in a series that could total $480 million.

The health-sector grant included contributions based on a partnership between Canada and the World Bank’s International Development Association arm. It will help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh receive maternal, neonatal, infant, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services, reproductive healthcare and family planning support, the World Bank said.

The support from IDA, the bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries, will include up to $400 million on grant terms to help Bangladesh to overcome the issues with the crisis, the bank said. Since last August, more than 700,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya have placed themselves in the shelter from violence in Myanmar in the Cox’s Bazar District in Bangladesh. According to the survey reports, the Bangladesh Rohingya refugees become the world’s largest and fastest growing refugee camp.

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“We are deeply moved by the suffering of the Rohingya people and stand ready to help them until they can return home in a safe, voluntary, and dignified manner,” World Bank president Jim Yong Kim said in a statement, adding that the bank would also support the people of Bangladesh.

Canadian International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said in a statement that for every dollar contributed by Canada, five additional grant dollars would contribute in support of health, nutrition and population services to the refugees. Kim and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres are scheduled to visit Bangladesh on July 1-2 to assess the damage of the crisis and discuss what can be done more to cease the problem.


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