[Press Release] South Korea announces $4 million aid for Rohingyas, host communities
South Korea has announced $4 million as humanitarian assistance for the Rohingyas and host community in Cox's Bazar.
The contribution will be used for humanitarian activities being run by the UN agencies and other international organisations under the 2021 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, said South Korean embassy in Dhaka today.
Supporting the host community, addressing gender-based violence, supporting children and girls, and responding to emergencies and disaster relief are among the priority areas for Korea in its support for the Rohingya refugees and the host community.
In addition to the financial contributions, the Republic of Korea, through KOICA, has also implemented a number of humanitarian projects to support the Rohingya refugees and host communities in partnership with other international organisations and international NGOs. In cooperation with UNFPA, KOICA is implementing a project to support the menstrual health of women and girls in Cox's Bazar which is worth $3 million for the period of 2021-24.
KOICA is also working with NGOs such as Adi, World Vision, and Concern Worldwide in Cox's Bazar on various projects supporting the refugees and the host community.