Bangladesh food

World Bank to grant Rohingyas in Bangladesh 255 Tk in food aid: Minister of State

The World Bank will provide a grant of Tk 255 crore for food aid to the Rohingya community forcibly displaced from Myanmar staying in Teknaf and Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar, the State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief said on Sunday. , Md Enamur Rahman.

The Minister of State told reporters after the signing ceremony of an agreement between the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and the World Food Program (WFP) at the ministry.

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Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief Md Kamrul Hasan on behalf of the ministry and Country Director Jane Pearce on behalf of WFP signed the agreement in the presence of other senior officials from the ministry and WFP.

As part of the agreement, WFP will provide food assistance to the Rohingyas of Cox’s Bazar through the World Bank-funded Safety Net System for the Poorest project, the minister of state said.

The project will provide nutrition education to women, assistance to children under five in health centres, equipment and training in market gardening, planting and preservation of trees and mountain slopes, cleaning of roads and sewers and carrying out various sensitization activities to prevent social activities in the Rohingya camps, he added.