IOM appeals for $ 119.77 million for Rohingya

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PV Desk : The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has appealed to the international community for 119.77 million US dollars to provide desperately needed aid as over 500,000 newly arrived Rohingya are now living in dire state in different makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar.

The speed and the magnitude of the influx since 25 August, when tens of thousands of Rohingya began fleeing violence in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency.

The majority arrived with little or nothing, joining an estimated 300,000 that had fled in earlier waves of displacement, said an IOM press release today.

The UN Migration Agency at the request of the government of Bangladesh has been leading the Inter Sector Coordination Group, which is coordinating the humanitarian response to the influx of Rohingyas.