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WFP seeks more support for Rohingyas

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday welcomed a newly announced US$30 million contribution from the United States that will be used to provide food assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, reports UNB.

The WFP, however, said they still need more support from the international community - or else people will go hungry.

"The humanitarian community is racing against time to prepare for the rains and storms of the monsoon season. The timing of this donation from the United States is crucial," said WFP Emergency Coordinator in Cox's BazarPeter Guest.

"But we still need more support from the international community - or else people will go hungry." This funding comes on top of US$25 million already provided by the United States to support WFP's work in Cox's Bazar since the refugee crisis began in August 2017.

The funds will support WFP to continue to provide food and food vouchers for more than 800,000 people as well as distribute nutritious supplementary foods for pregnant and nursing mothers and children under the age of five.

The funding will also allow WFP to engage refugees in disaster risk reduction work ahead of the impending monsoon season.

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