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Rohingya: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 121801, tabled on 9 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will increase UK aid to the Rohingya refugee camps to previous levels in response to the deteriorating prospect of Rohingya refugees being able to return to Myanmar in the near-future.

Answered on

24 February 2022

We are deeply concerned about the worsening conditions for the Rohingya in Myanmar and are monitoring the situation closely. The UK remains a leading donor, despite financial pressures, and have provided over £320 million to the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh since 2017. We are committed to returning Official Development Assistance to 0.7% of Gross National Income as soon as the fiscal situation allows. Until then, we are ensuring our aid is delivered strategically, using our combined skills on development, humanitarian, diplomacy and defence to further our response to the Rohingya refugee crisis.