DRA Launches Rohingya Response

Dutch NGOs have launched an emergency response to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees inside Bangladesh.

More than half a million Rohingya refugees have fled from violence in Myanmar over the past three months in search of safety in Bangladesh. Dutch NGOs have launched an emergency response to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of these hungry and exhausted people.

The majority of these refugees live in overcrowded camps and makeshift settlements where access to basic services is extremely limited.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated nearly €3 million in emergency aid to meet the urgent needs of the Rohingya refugee population inside Bangladesh. The aid will be distributed through a coalition of five Dutch NGOs – Save the Children, Care Nederland, Cordaid, Plan Nederland and Oxfam Novib.

The emergency response will provide some 100,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh with humanitarian assistance. Activities will focus on providing safe water, sanitation facilities, shelter and protection.

The Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) is a coalition of 14 Dutch aid organisations funded through a partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). The goal of the DRA is to provide urgent humanitarian assistance and respond to major international crises in a timely, relevant, effective and efficient manner.