Korea ambassador announces to donate $300,000 to WFP for food support in Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar

Lee Jang-Keun ambassador of the Republic of Korea announced a fresh donation of $300,000 to World Food Program (WFP) Bangladesh for the Rohingya population. The donation will be used to provide nutritious food, engineering work, school feeding, and self-reliance or livelihood training in the Rohingya camps and surrounding host communities, according to a press release issued on Wednesday.

“We are grateful to donors like the Republic of Korea who continue to support us in assisting the Rohingya refugees who remain entirely dependent on external support,” said Richard Ragan, WFP Country Director in Bangladesh.

The new contribution was given to the WFP, after it received a $500,000 donation in 2018 to run food aid programs to help the Rohingyas.

“Korea is actively engaged in global efforts to speak to the Rohingya migrant crisis, in particular, through WFP, the republic of Korea hopes this part will make easier not merely the refugees in Cox’s Bazar but moreover the Bangladesh local community hosting the refugees,” Ambassador Lee Jang-keun said.

Since 2018, the Republic of Korea has donated over USD 5,000,000 to WFP in Bangladesh, including USD 4.6 million for a four-year disaster resilience project in Kurigram district which has been critical to supporting vulnerable families affected by this year’s record-breaking floods.