Emergency Grant Aid for persons newly displaced in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
November 17, 2017
1. On November 17, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 15 million US dollars for the newly displaced people in Bangladesh affected by the attacks carried out against the security forces on August 25 and subsequent destabilization of the situation in the northern part of Rakhine State, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
2. This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance, through the United Nations World Food Programme, in the areas of provision of food, logistics and the rehabilitation of road in Bangladesh in order to support the displaced people living in severe humanitarian situation.
3. With extending this assistance, it is expected to improve the malnutrition of approximately 100,000 people by distributing food for 5 months and to enhance logistics in order to effectively distribute food to about 800,000 people (PDF).