US announces US$26 million in new aid for Rohingya

THE United States announced yesterday US$26 (RM116) million in new humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and elsewhere in Asia.

Around one million members of the mostly Muslim Rohingya community live in squalid relief camps in Bangladesh, many after fleeing a 2017 military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar. The onslaught caused one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.