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January 25, 2018

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, announced $18.4 million to the UN World Food Program to provide emergency food assistance to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.

USAID Mission Director Janina Jaruzelski delivers remarks at Bangladesh Development Forum 2018.
January 17, 2018

Over the next two days, we look forward to discussing the exceptional progress Bangladesh has made in many key development sectors and what we can do to build on this progress to ensure that growth is inclusive and leaves no one behind.

It is no secret that Bangladesh made outstanding progress on key Millennium Development Goals and we are confident that similar progress is possible under the Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, Bangladesh has already shown leadership on the SDGs and has been impressively proactive in incorporating the SDGs into its 7th Five Year Plan and other budget and strategic planning efforts.

December 11, 2017

On December 6, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded $7.5 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) under the Food for Peace Act to improve the nutritional status of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. With this new award, the U.S. Government has provided over $90 million to assist Rohingya refugees since August 24. Over 625,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar since August 25.

November 11, 2017

USAID has partnered with Bangladesh since its 1971 independence and is committed to helping achieve its goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2021 – its 50th year of independence.

September 28, 2017

Today we are pleased to announce that the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $6 million to the UN World Food Program (WFP) to address the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh. This funding is in addition to the $1 million provided to WFP earlier this year. This assistance will support food distributions as well as the needed logistics to provide humanitarian assistance.

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