The 2019 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya refugee response is only 69 per cent funded, as of 31 December 2019, with USD 636 million received against the overall needs of USD 920 million.

The United States leads the donor list with $246.4m and it is followed by the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and the European Union.

The education sector received $38.4m, however, there are no formal or higher education programs.

Rohingya children and youths aspire for formal education, vocational training and programs that enable them to be self-reliable and would empower them to raise their voices.