Only 27% funded of Rohingya Refugee Crisis Joint Response Plan 2020

As of 16 June 2020, the 2020 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya refugee response is only 27% funded, with USD 273 million received against the overall needs of USD 994 million.

In March 2020, Mr Filippo Grandi urged Myanmar to take quicker action to help the Rohingyas to return home. Also in an interview, he said, “There needs to be clarity in the minds of the refugees of what that means, in order for them not to be discriminated and to get eventually full integration in their own country, in their own society.”

The long term repatriation process went harder as Myanmar authorities laying landmines along the border with Bangladesh and requiring returnees to provide “proof of nationality” – an impossibility, given that successive Myanmar governments have since 1962, progressively stripped the Rohingya population of their political and civil rights, including citizenship rights.

Also, the UN agency chief listed some requirements and explained Rohingya needed “freedom of movement, the return of internally displaced people that are in camps in Rakhine state, respect of housing, land, property”.

The Rohingya Refugees are equally grateful to the donors who have collectively contributed with over USD 1.94 billion since the onset of the crisis, 25 August 2017.