Rohingya Refugee Crisis: CERF allocation overview (2007-2017) as of 19 October 2017

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 19 Oct 2017

The crisis caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State since 25 August is causing suffering on a catastrophic scale. The speed and scale of the influx have made it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.1 Approximately 1.2 million people — new refugees, prior refugees and host communities — in Bangladesh are in urgent need of assistance.2 In September, CERF allocated US$7 million to assist the most vulnerable people fleeing violence in Myanmar and their host communities in Bangladesh. In October, CERF released an additional $12 million to scale up life-saving response efforts, bringing total CERF support for the Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh to $19 million in 2017. This support covers activities in the following sectors: food security; water, sanitation and hygiene; shelter; protection; health; and multi-sector assistance for refugees.

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