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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 216019, tabled on 26 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department is providing to the internally displaced Rohingya.

Answered on

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.