To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department is providing to the internally displaced Rohingya.
3 December 2014
UK support to internally displaced persons of Rakhine State, including the Rohingya community, is provided by the Department for International Development (DFID). In April, DFID announced an additional £5.8m humanitarian funding for Rakhine State – bringing our total allocation for humanitarian work there to £12m since 2012 and making us one of the largest bilateral donors. Our aid supports shelter, water sanitation and hygiene programmes, nutrition and protection activities, as well as non-food items for over 114,000 people. We also provide support to the United Nation’s coordination of the international humanitarian response.
The humanitarian situation in Rakhine State remains of concern. We continue to urge the Burmese government to work toward a long-term solution to bring peace and reconciliation.