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

23rd May, 2021

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Children In Overcrowded Cox’s Bazar Settlement Likely To Suffer Most From Reduced Humanitarian Spending, Say Campaigners

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. “This decision will have catastrophic consequences for some of the world’s most desperate and vulnerable people. The UK is stepping back when they need us to step up,” said Kirsty McNeill, Save The Children’s executive director of policy, advocacy and campaigns.

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