United States announces over $170 million in additional humanitarian assistance for vulnerable people in Burma and Bangladesh – Myanmar

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Today the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development and the United States Department of State, announced more than $170 million in additional humanitarian assistance for vulnerable populations in Burma and in Bangladesh, including support for Rohingya who remain in Burma, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, their generous Bangladeshi host communities and other communities affected by the 2021 coup in Burma and the escalation of conflict and of the repression that followed. This additional funding brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance to these populations to nearly $1.9 billion since its launch in August 2017.

With this new funding, the United States will provide food and nutrition assistance, health care, shelter, clean water, sanitation and hygiene support, protection for the most vulnerable, and other essential support for relief operations in Burma and Bangladesh. This support includes assistance to Rohingya refugees in camps and affected host communities in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, as well as displaced people across Burma affected by the ongoing violence.

The United States remains committed to providing assistance to crisis-affected communities in Burma and Bangladesh, but more needs to be done. We urge other donors to join us in providing additional assistance to vulnerable populations in both countries.

For the latest updates on U.S. humanitarian assistance to the regional crisis in Burma and Bangladesh, visit: www.usaid.gov/humanitarian-assistance/burma-bangladesh.

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