On Thursday, October 22, 2020, the international virtual donor Conference on Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response
raised about $600 million. This additional donation will bridge the gap initially proposed for a fund of $1 billion by the UN JOINT RESPONSE PLAN FOR ROHINGYA HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. The world leaders have previously committed USD 636 million in humanitarian assistance before this conference.
The largest donor of the campaign, the United States announced nearly $200m in new funds while the EU pledged about $113m and Britain about $60m. China and Russia also contributed respectively. Others who participated in the emergency donor conference are Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam; the Asian Development Bank (ADB); the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), BRAC, InterAction, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UN-Habitat, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said, “The international community has demonstrated its strong commitment to the humanitarian response….”