UK accused of a ‘abandoning’ Rohingya with ‘catastrophic’ 40% aid cut

21st May, 2021

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Campaigners have warned of a ‘lost generation’ of children if funding targets for the response in Myanmar are not met. Photograph: Kazi Salahuddin Razu/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock


The government has been accused of abandoning Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh after cutting aid to the humanitarian response by more than 40%. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) pledged £27.6m to the humanitarian sector’s joint response plan launched this week, compared with £47.5m last year.

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