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Bangladesh: Rohingya

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL266, tabled on 21 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support host communities of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Answered on

30 October 2019

We are aware of the difficulties facing the host communities in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh. Our latest £117 million funding includes over £20 million of new support to the thousands of already vulnerable Bangladeshi families, who now have nearly one million refugees living in their district.

This funding will allow over 10,000 individuals of the host community to access livelihood opportunities; over 50,000 people will have improved access to safe water. Around 6,000 host community children and adolescents will access improved quality education and vocational training. Host community members will also benefit from a range of health services, including gender-based violence and sexual rights and health services. DFID is also supporting host communities in Cox's Bazar through our strategic partnership with BRAC on education, health, ultra-poor graduation, skills and climate change work.