The United States announced a new humanitarian aid package of 26 million dollars for the Rohingya people. US State Department spokesman Ned Price announced the assistance in a regular briefing on Tuesday. His statement has been published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United States. He said that this money will be spent on the welfare of Rohingyas in other countries of the region including Bangladesh.
Ned Price said, “The new aid brings total US aid to the Rohingya to $2.1 billion. The country has been sending aid continuously since August 2017. At that time, a total of 740,000 Rohingya fled from Myanmar and took refuge in Cox’s Bazar.”
Ned Price also stated, “The new funding will help our partners protect the lives of the Rohingya community on both sides of the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.”
This spokesperson of the US State Department highlighted the background of the Rohingya crisis. And said that these Rohingyas had to leave the country to escape the Myanmar army’s crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. Because of them, 5 lakh 40 thousand people have suffered in Bangladesh.
“The United States recognizes the generosity of the government and people of Bangladesh and other countries hosting refugees from Burma in the region particularly given that this is the sixth year of this protracted crisis. We are committed to finding lasting solutions to this crisis, including the safe, voluntary, dignified, and sustainable return and reintegration of displaced Rohingya when conditions in Burma allow. An essential step in ending this crisis is ending the military regime’s brutal repression of its people and agreeing to a pathway to an inclusive multiparty democracy. We commend our humanitarian partners for the lifesaving work they continue to do every day.”