The World Food Program of the United Nations has welcomed the donation of four and a half million US dollars provided by the German government. This grant will be used to alleviate the crisis of Rohingya refugees and sheltering local people in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Secretary of the Ministry of Relief Mohammad said, this donation will help the Bangladesh government to fulfill its commitment to the forcibly displaced citizens of Myanmar and the local people of Cox's Bazar. Life-saving cooperation is critical now, as ongoing epidemics and heavy rains threaten vulnerable populations.
Each of the 859,000 Rohingya living in the refugee camp in Cox's Bazar is dependent on WFP's support to meet their food needs. WFP also supports the development of long-term food security perspectives of host communities through nutrition and livelihoods intervention activities.
German Ambassador Peter Fahrenholtz said, "As a long-time partner of the Government of Bangladesh and WFP, we are very pleased to know that our donation is helping frontline workers in philanthropic work to save the lives of the most vulnerable people in these difficult times."
Country Director Richard Ragan said, "We are especially grateful to Germany for its continued solidarity and generosity towards the world's most vulnerable people at a time when Covid-19 is affecting the lives of ordinary people by increasing social inequality in other countries around the world, including Bangladesh."
Including this grant, Germany has provided a total of 30 million US dollars to WFP Bangladesh since the Rohingya crisis began in 2017.