DESPARDES News Monitor — Canada has announced a $100 million humanitarian aid for the Rohingyas currently sheltered in Bangladesh’s refugee camps.
Kamal Khera, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s minister of international development, announced the aid Thursday, a press release said.
The aid includes $32.15 million to mitigate the impact of monsoon, to improve living conditions, and increased health facilities, the PR said.
Monsoon is around the corner in Bangladesh.
The aid also includes $67.7 million in funds for assistance to expand health and basic education services, said the release of Canadian high commission.
The announcement comes at the close of Kamal Khera’s three-day visit to Bangladesh, during which she visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Rohingyas can’t return to Myanmar now due to ongoing genocide and armed conflict.
Around 1 million Rohingya refugees are currently living in Cox’s Bazar in different camps. They fled violence and persecution in neighboring Myanmad.
At the beginning of the year, nearly 1,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to these camps
Numbers are likely higher than reported.
“Data also shows many single mothers in the camps,” report Human Rights Specialist John Quinley III focused on the Rohingyas.
Monsoon is around the corner in Bangladesh. Before the rains start, WFP engineers are working with refugees to build structures that will mitigate the impact of downpours in the camps.