Canada Initiates Support to Feed Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Published 18 October 2017  |  
World Renew
Rohingya refugees at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Marking the World Food Day, Bibeau, federal Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, has announced on Oct. 16 a contribution to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to feed over 25,000 Rohingya refugees in camps and informal settlements in Bangladesh.

During a harvest agricultural event celebrated by the Foodgrains Bank in South Glengarry, Ontario, Bibeau made the announcement to provide over $1 million as additional support to feed Rohingya refugees, who flee the unrest in Myanmar.

Foodgrains Bank, partnering with international bodies, provides food and nutrition aid to people suffering humanitarian crises around the world.

According to the announcement, the support will enable two of the Foodgrains Bank's members—Emergency Relief and Development Overseas, and World Renew—to provide food aid to thousands of households of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

"Canada is proud to support Canadian organizations working tirelessly and collaboratively to raise funds for some of the poorest communities abroad. These initiatives will ensure that the thousands of Rohingya families who have had to flee their homes still have nutritious food to eat during this time of crisis," said Bibeau, according to Voice.

"On this World Food Day, I wanted to personally witness the efforts of our partners and thank them for making a meaningful difference in providing millions of people around the world with the help and food security they need," Bibeau added.

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