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WFP signs agreement with BD to build resilience for Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar

TBS Report

06 June 2022, 16:00

Last modification: 06 June 2022, 16:06

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The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the Government of Bangladesh’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) have signed an agreement to continue their support for the Rohingya population of Cox’s Bazar.

With funding from the World Bank, WFP will implement the community resilience building component of the Safety Net Systems for the Poorest (SNSP) project – an extension of the ongoing SNSP which includes the employment opportunities for the poorest (EGPP) and vulnerable people. Group Feeding (VGF), covering more than 12 million Bangladeshi households across the country, says a press release.

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Some 85,000 Rohingya families will be supported through a range of community services and work activities, including safe food handling and storage, nutrition education for mothers and caregivers, home gardening and COVID-19 prevention. 19.

In addition, young volunteers will be mobilized to ensure awareness and individual support for households with special needs. A special youth brigade will be engaged in environmental rehabilitation activities, such as tree planting and seedling tending. Among the participants, 60% will be women.

MoDMR Minister of State, Dr Md Enamur Rahman, MP said, “We are very happy and proud that the World Food Program is cooperating with the Government of Bangladesh to improve the lives and living conditions of Myanmar nationals. forcibly displaced in Bangladesh. »

“The SNSP will enhance the impact and effectiveness of WFP’s ongoing programs for the Rohingya communities in Cox’s Bazar,” said WFP’s Acting Country Director, Jane Pearce.

“WFP is proud to partner with MoDMR to provide life-saving and life-changing assistance to vulnerable Rohingya families. WFP remains committed to improving their access to adequate and nutritious food, as well as the lives of many members of the greater Bangladeshi community.

WFP also supported the ministry in strengthening the community resilience component of the Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project (EMCRP), with support from another World Bank fund.

Under this fund, a series of community resilience building activities have been implemented, covering more than 175,000 Rohingya households in the camps. Despite the challenges of Covid-19, the project was concluded in February, exceeding targets in many areas and was praised by MoDMR and the World Bank.

With the new agreement, WFP will continue to implement and scale some of the best practices of the EMCRP for greater impact and sustainability.

The United Nations World Food Program is a humanitarian organization.