UNHCR has said it requires nearly $112.5 million until February 2018 to address the needs of Rohingya who have escaped violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar and taken shelter in Bangladesh since August 25.
An amount of $83.7 million is needed for the six month period of September 2017 and February 2018 to provide protection and life-saving assistance to Rohingya.
Taking into account the approved budgets for Bangladesh for 2017 ($14.1 million) and 2018 ($14.5 million2), the total requirements come to $112.5 million, said the UNHCR on Monday in its supplementary appeal over emergency response in Bangladesh.
The UNHCR will provide support to the government of Bangladesh in building an effective registration system through which all new arrivals and refugees and their family members can ultimately be comprehensively listed and key vulnerabilities, protection needs and other disaggregated data field collected to support effective protection, assistance, and solutions interventions.
It will conduct protection monitoring and outreach across the country, including through community engagement.
The UNHCR will ensure child protection, including the establishment of child-friendly and safe spaces, psychosocial and recreational support, and special support to unaccompanied and separated children.
It will identify survivors of trauma and other psychological vulnerabilities and extend psychosocial counseling.
The UNHCR will distribute sanitary supplies to women and girls and support the capacity of the government to manage and respond to refugee matters at large and protection in particular, including through training, procurement of relevant technical and material support and advisory and functional support towards policy, legal, institutional, administrative and systemic development or reform.
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