Views: 164

Last week the European Union, along with the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees co-hosted the International Donors’ Conference in solidarity with Rohingya refugees and countries in the region.

The EU mobilized a total of €96 million for Rohingya refugees in 2020 for humanitarian, development co-operation as well as conflict prevention support.

Representing the EU at the conference, Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: β€œToday the international community came together to show its support and deliver further assistance to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees and the communities hosting them. We must do all we can so the Rohingya crisis does not become a forgotten tragedy. At this difficult time, the EU continues to stand by the most vulnerable with this emergency humanitarian support.”

International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen said: β€œThe ongoing coronavirus pandemic has increased the challenges on the ground. Today’s EU pledge reinforces our engagement with partners in support of people and development in the region. We must prevent a worsening of this crisis.”

Source: EU Reporter