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Vietnam offers support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: UN

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Rome, Feb 12 (IANS/AKI) World Food Programme in said it welcomed a new contribution of $50,000 from to support operations in Coxs Bazar - home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslim refugees from

"We are very grateful to for stepping up to assist people living in Cox's Bazar refugee camps," said Richard Ragan, Representative and Country Director, in a statement.

"This remains a serious humanitarian emergency, and continued support from the international community is vital if we are to keep providing the humanitarian assistance that is so badly needed."

Vietnam's new aid was announced by the of Prime Minister, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nguyen Quoc Dzung, during a visit to Bangladesh, according to WPF.

"Although this is a modest contribution, we are hopeful that our support will advance the response to this crisis situation," he said.

joins dozens of other states who have pledged their support to the Cox's Bazar response since the August 2017 refugee influx, said WFP, which provides to more than 870,000 refugees per month at the sprawling refugee settlement.

The UN agency also provides nutritional and livelihood support to the host community at Cox's Bazaar, with the aim of helping the most vulnerable, said.

Sustained aid from nations is necessary to continue operations in Bangladesh, the UN agency warned.

Over 750,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Cox's Bazar since August 2017 to escape persecution and violence by in Northern Rakhine State. Thousands of other Rohingya have fled to during previous periods of repression in

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 00:34 IST
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