Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, announced an additional humanitarian help of €30 million at the ‘Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis’ in Geneva on 23 October. The fund will bring the total EU support to the Rohingya population for this year to over €51 million, but the humanitarian crisis continues to be critical.
“Today, we stand united for the right cause. The cause of stateless people who have suffered for too long: the Rohingya. The Rohingya deserve nothing less than every other human being in the world. They deserve a future. We have a moral duty to give these people hope. Our humanitarian support will work to provide essentials like water, sanitation, food, healthcare, protection, and education”, Commissioner Stylianides said.
The conference, co-hosted by the EU and the government of Kuwait, and co-organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration aims to raise the necessary resources to address the most urgent needs of the Rohingya population, who sought refugee in Bangladesh after the military crackdown in Myanmar.