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Dhaka – Japan has announced that it intended to donate $17 million for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

According to the statement issued by the Japanese embassy in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, the donated money will be used to organize refugee camps in the region, improve houses of refugees and their environment, protect children, and take health and other medical and educational services.

The statement indicated that the decision to donate the amount was issued on January 30th, adding that the implementation of the aforementioned services will take place through international institutions, most notably the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organization for Migration, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Program.

The statement also indicated that the Japanese government has so far provided to refugees in Bangladesh with a value of $95 million from 2017 until today, and the amount will rise to 112 million dollars with the latest additional aid.