Tuesday, 25 June, 2024, Reg No- 06
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Urgent global support sought for Rohingyas

Published : Saturday, 18 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 719

The Rohingya refugee crisis, one of the most harrowing humanitarian challenges of our time, continues to demand urgent attention from the international community. Amidst this ongoing struggle, the United States has once again reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Rohingya refugees and their Bangladeshi hosts.

Ambassador Jeffrey Prescott, the US representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture during his recent mission to Bangladesh made the call for continued support for the Rohingya people.

During his week-long mission in Bangladesh, Ambassador Prescott bore witness to the stark realities of the crisis. The deplorable living conditions in the camps, compounded by restrictions on movement and job opportunities, underscore the urgent need for sustained assistance. Furthermore, the vulnerability of these communities to natural disasters highlights the imperative for long-term resilience-building efforts.

The United States unwavering support for Rohingya refugees and their host communities is commendable. With a commitment of $2.4 billion since August 2017, the U.S. stands as the largest single donor to this crisis. This substantial contribution not only addresses immediate needs but also facilitates initiatives aimed at fostering resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

Ambassador Prescotts visit to various projects, including those by the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), shed light on the multifaceted approach required to address the crisis comprehensively. From food assistance to livelihood enhancement programs, these initiatives exemplify the holistic support needed to uplift vulnerable communities.

One notable aspect of the visit was the emphasis on collaboration and innovation. Witnessing firsthand the upcycling centre in the camps and the collaboration between WFP and FAO to source fresh produce for distribution demonstrates the power of partnership in maximizing the impact. Moreover, initiatives such as the crab hatchery financed by IFAD underscore the importance of sustainable, locally-driven solutions.

The involvement of international and local journalists in the delegation further amplifies the importance of raising awareness about the plight of Rohingya refugees. By shedding light on their stories and resilience, media coverage serves as a catalyst for action and solidarity on a global scale.

As we reflect on Ambassador Prescotts mission and the challenges ahead, it is imperative for the international community to heed the call for continued support. The Rohingya crisis is far from over and sustained assistance is essential to alleviating suffering and build brighter futures for those affected. Let us follow the United States lead and stand together in solidarity with Rohingya refugees and their host communities, reaffirming our collective commitment to compassion, dignity, and humanity.

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