- Web Master
- September 06, 2023
Financial Express/12 September 2023
UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Philip Barton announced that Britain would
provide £3,000,000 (around TK 420 million) as new funding to support Rohingyas
in Cox's Bazar and Bhasan Char.
"I am pleased to announce a further UK contribution of
£3,000,000 to UNHCR, which will help ensure refugees in Cox's Bazar and Bhasan
Char be able to access healthcare, clean water, hygiene and sanitation services
and cooking fuel," said Barton, who is now visiting Bangladesh.
The new funding will be channeled through the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said a press release issued by the
British High Commission here today.
Six years since the atrocities of 2017, which forced
Rohingyas into Bangladesh, Barton said, the UK continues to stand with the
Rohingyas in Bangladesh, and all those affected by this crisis.
"We continue to push for a long-term solution that will
enable the refugees to return to Myanmar on a safe, voluntary and dignified
basis, when the conditions there allow" he said, adding that until that
time, the UK is committed to supporting the Rohingyas and host communities in
Since 2017, the UK has provided £365 million (over Tk 50
billion) to support the Rohingyas and Bangladeshi host communities.
Sir Philip Barton is visiting Bangladesh for the fifth
UK-Bangladesh Strategic Dialogue.
"Building on the UK and Bangladesh's historic links,
the Strategic Dialogue reflects the two countries' shared commitment to
developing a modern economic, trade and security partnership," said the
high commission in Dhaka.