Dhaka – Aid agencies have been asking for 434 million dollars in humanitarian aid for the Rohingya Muslims sheltered in Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar.
The call came on Wednesday, more than five weeks after the influx of Rohingya Muslims began as violence broke out in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state.
The United Nations, however, said to meet all humanitarian need an estimated total of 585 million dollars.
Current operational partners cannot cover all the need, the UN said in a report released on Wednesday, adding that more partners with more capacity must join the response to deliver this scale.
The largest capacity gaps are in WASH, food security, site management, shelter NFI and Protection Sectors.
IOM, which has been coordinating the humanitarian response to the influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, said its appeal outlines funding requirement for 119.77 million dollars from September 2017 to February 2018 as a part of the wider UN Humanitarian Response Plan.
Earlier, International Organization for Migration made an appeal for 119.77 million dollars to cover spending from September 2017 to February 2018 as a part of the wider UN Humanitarian Response Plan.
The IOM said “refugees are now living in dire condition”.
An estimated 509,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh after violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25 as the Burmese army said it launched crackdown against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state.
But civilians crossed the border said that they were brutalized, their relatives were killed homes torched by the army and their Buddhist cohorts.
Bangladesh has been hosting 400,000 other Rohingya driven away from their homes in Rakhine.