Bangladesh: Rohingya

Department for International Development written question – answered on 26th April 2018.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has allocated to programmes in Cox's Bazar to prepare that place for the forthcoming monsoon season.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is a leading donor to the humanitarian response in Bangladesh for the Rohingya people having committed £59m so far, which includes support for work regarding cyclone and monsoon preparation. This specifically consists of £3m for a joint UN project, which aims to ensure road access is maintained and improved, camp infrastructure is strengthened to be more resilient to flooding and landslides, and newly allocated land for relocations is being made safer for refugees. The UK has also allocated £1.5m to strengthen shelters and community flood awareness and preparedness.

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