Japan to give $4.3m to develop agricultural infrastructure for Rohingyas, host community
Japan and WFP today signed an exchange of notes to provide food and nutrition assistance and to develop agricultural infrastructure for Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar and the host community.
The contribution of $4.3 million will be used for food assistance through the e-voucher system for the Rohingyas in Bhasan Char and will help further the development of agricultural infrastructures such as irrigation systems, canal excavation, and new roads for the Bangladeshi community in Cox's Bazar, according to a statement of Japanese Embassy in Dhaka today (September 26, 2022)
"Japan is an essential partner for WFP, and we are grateful for their staunch support of development in Bangladesh and of our humanitarian efforts in the country," said Dom Scalpelli, resident representative and Country Director of WFP Bangladesh.
Following the emergency grant of $2 million in January, Japan decided to provide additional assistance to Bhasan Char, with the strong hope that this contribution will respond to the urgent food and nutrition needs of the Rohingya population on Bhasan Char, as well as to enhance the agricultural environment in Cox's Bazar, read the statement.
As the Rohingya crisis enters its sixth year, it is imperative to continue funding for better and dignified lives of refugees, while making every effort for the early repatriation to Myanmar, the statement also said.