The United Arab Emirates has recently announced that it will provide aids to the Rohingya refugees who were hit by flood through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, emphasized the importance of support during this Covid19 period. She also added that during her previous visit to Cox’s Bazar, she was able to see first-hand the plight of Rohingya refugees and their needs, as well as the needs of the Bengali host community. Moreover, She expressed her appreciation for the role of the Republic of Bangladesh and the burdens it bears in such difficult circumstances.

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said, “We welcome this timely gesture by UAE. It comes at a critical time and will help us deliver life-saving relief items to the Rohingya refugees, who are in dire need for shelter ahead of the cyclone season. Many refugees live in temporary shelters and in overcrowded camps. The extreme weather, heavy rains, and thunderstorms also add to the Covid-19 pandemic-related challenges facing both refugees and their Bangladeshi hosts.”

Rohingyas are going through a long tough phase during this pandemic crisis and flood adds another layer of misery.