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UN, partners appeal for $920 million to meet dire needs of 900,000 Rohingyas

UN, partners appeal for $920 million to meet dire needs of 900,000 Rohingyas

The United Nations aid agencies and partners have appealed for $920 million to help meet the “dire needs” of more than 900,000 Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh to escape the violence in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State, triggering one of the world’s worst refugee crises.

According to the UN estimates, over 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, where they joined roughly 200,000 others already sheltering there, since August 25, 2018 when the army launched a military crackdown.

The UN described the atrocities by the Myanmar military on Rohingya refugees as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing while the rights groups called it a genocide.

2019 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya

The 2019 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis seeks to raise $ 920 million to assist more than 900,000 refugees from Myanmar and the more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis hosting them.

The new plan brings together 132 partners — UN agencies, international and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government bodies — to protect refugee women, men, girls and boys, provide life-saving assistance and foster social cohesion.

Who are Rohingyas?

The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016–17 crisis.

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