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Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14759, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much aid have they provided to support (1) the government of Bangladesh, and (2) agencies operating in Bangladesh, with the arrival of Rohingya refugees; and what plans they have to lead international efforts to find permanent settlement for Rohingya refugees.

Answered on

26 April 2021

The UK has been a leading donor to the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh, having committed £293.5 million since August 2017. This has been channelled through UN agencies and NGOs, working alongside the government of Bangladesh. UK aid has been instrumental in improving the lives of the 890,000 refugees and the vulnerable local Bangladeshi communities in Cox's Bazar district. Our funding has provided lifesaving support including food, healthcare, nutrition, education, clean water and sanitation, and targeted support for women and girls. The UK continues to lead international efforts to maintain attention on the Rohingya crisis and seek durable solutions and accountability for atrocities committed. This includes work through the UN Security Council and the international conference hosted in October 2020 alongside the US, EU and UN.