On Monday (13 February), Iwama Kiminori, the Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh said that Japanese government has decided to donate to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) $5.7m to upgrade living conditions and shelters of Rohingya refugees and host communities in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasanchar.
Japan would continue to work toward finding durable solutions for the Rohingyas and their speedy return to Myanmar, he added.
“Finding durable solutions in this crisis will be conducive to our pursuit of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” Iwama said.
Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, Iwama and Chief of IOM Mission, Abdusattar Esoev signed an Exchange note in Dhaka today. “We are very grateful to the government of Japan for their continued support which enables IOM Bangladesh to provide ongoing lifesaving assistance to vulnerable Rohingya and host communities in Cox’s Bazar and Bashan Char. This support will ensure access to better settlements, protection, and livelihood opportunities,” Esoev said.