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Burma and Bangladesh - Regional Crisis Response Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

Situation Report
Originally published


- USG provides more than $185 million in additional FY 2018 humanitarian funding to assist crisis-affected populations in Burma and Bangladesh
- UN, NGOs call for improved humanitarian access to Burma’s Rakhine State and increased support for vulnerable Rohingya

Key Developments
- On September 24, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced more than $185 million in additional FY 2018 humanitarian funding to support IDPs and conflict-affected populations in Burma, as well as Burmese refugees and host communities in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar District who have been affected by the Rakhine State crisis. The announced funding comprised $14 million in USAID/OFDA funding, $60 million in USAID/FFP funding, and $112 million in State/PRM funding. U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Rakhine State crisis totals to $389 million since the outbreak of violence in August 2017.
- In an August 2018 report, the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar detailed severe human rights violations against ethnic Rohingya populations in Rakhine starting in August 2017 and called for the prosecution of Government of Burma military leaders for genocide and other atrocity crimes.