Luxembourg pledged €750,000 in response to the humanitarian crisis affecting the Rohingya fleeing violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar.
The pledge was made at the international donors’ conference in Geneva on 23 October, according to a statement issued on 25 October. At the same conference, Luxembourg pledged €200,000 to the humanitarian logistics effort.
“Given the scale of this crisis, the international community must show solidarity to provide for the most basic needs of these displaced persons,” humanitarian action minister Romain Schneider said in a press statement.
The aid will be administered in collaboration with humanitarian partners such as the World Food Programme, the UN Humanitarian Coordination Office and an NGO in Bangladesh.
The statement further said that Luxembourg will support the creation of a logistics coordination hub, enabling the aid community in Bangladesh to better organise emergency assistance.
Luxembourg, meanwhile, also contributes financially to the humanitarian operations of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Committee in Myanmar and to the Central Emergency Response Fund, enabling the UN to ensure aid reaches crisis-affected people as quickly as possible.