Luxembourg gives €1.3m in humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees

In light of the current refugee crisis in Bangladish, Luxembourg will be offering additional humanitarian aid amounting to a total of €1,310,000 for the year 2017.

Given the scale of the humanitarian needs of more than 600,000 refugees who fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State to seek refuge in Bangladesh, the Luxembourg Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Romain Schneider, has decided to grant additional emergency aid up to €360,000.

This aid will be implemented in collaboration with Luxembourg’s humanitarian partners and long-term Luxembourg NGOs in Bangladesh. To this end, a first consultation meeting was held in the Ministry with the Luxembourg NGOs concerned to obtain an overview of possible activities planned by these actors.

This will be in addition to the financial assistance of €750,000 confirmed by Luxembourg on 23 October 2017, at an international conference of donors in Geneva, as well as a contribution to the humanitarian logistics effort in the region of approximately €200,000.

Following this additional aid announced by Minister Schneider, the humanitarian assistance provided by Luxembourg for this humanitarian crisis will amount to €1,310,000 euros for this year.

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