The UK is stepping up its efforts to help Rohingya men, women and children living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
This is ahead of the fast-approaching annual cyclone and monsoon season which has the potential to cause significant devastation and loss of life.
Almost a million persecuted Rohingya people, who have fled neighbouring Burma, live in the fragile and cramped camps.
The UN estimates 102,000 of them are living in areas at risk of flooding and 12,000 people are at risk from landslides.
International Development Secretary reacts to the release of the Joint Response Plan
Reacting to the release of the Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:
"I urge the international community to continue to support the Government of Bangladesh to find the best solutions to protect Rohingya victims of ethnic cleansing who are in dire need. The UK has led the way to help alleviate suffering and meet humanitarian needs in Cox’s Bazar, and will continue to be a leading donor.
Minister highlights UK’s commitment to supporting Palestinian refugees and calls on other countries to do more
The UK is supporting the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) to help educate 500,000 children and provide health services for 3 million Palestinian refugees, including those affected by the brutal conflict in Syria.
UK and Saudi Arabia announce new partnership on Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia's first visit
The UK and Saudi Arabia are building a new long-term partnership to improve livelihoods, boost economic development and create vital infrastructure to support some of the world’s poorest people in drought and conflict-stricken countries. This includes a commitment to work together in East Africa, which will in turn strengthen global prosperity.