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Covid-19: Addendum to JRP to provide health services to more Bangladeshis

  • Published at 05:23 pm October 6th, 2020
Balukhali Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar
File photo of Balukhali Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar REUTERS

953,000 people of Cox’s Bazar are now eligible to receive coronavirus-related services from UN-led international community

The 2020 joint response plan (JRP) has been updated with an addendum to provide Covid-19 related services to more Bangladeshis in Cox’s Bazar, multiple sources have told Dhaka Tribune.

On March 3, United Nations agencies and NGO partners launched the 2020 JRP for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis.

The appeal aimed to raise US$877 million to respond to the needs of approximately 855,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and over 444,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities generously hosting them.

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, a necessity was felt to update the JRP to fight the virus in order to protect the Rohingyas living in 34 congested camps and the vulnerable host communities, said the sources, adding that an addendum was then added to the JRP to make it worth $1.06 billion from $877 million.

The updated JRP will enable the provision of Covid-19 related services to 509,000 people from Cox’s Bazar in addition to 444,000 people from the host communities included in the original JRP.

An official of the Inter-Sector Coordination Group, which coordinates the humanitarian activities with respect to the Rohingya crisis, made it clear that the additional 509,000 Bangladeshis are only eligible for services related to Covid-19.

“Under the 2020 JRP, the target is to fulfill the needs of 855,000 Rohingyas. It also aims to meet the needs of 444,000 people belonging to the host communities. The people of the host communities will get support in accordance with their necessities,” he said.

However, he added: “The additional 509,000 considered by the addendum will only receive services related to Covid-19.”

 “Undoubtedly, it has been a great help for the people of Cox’s Bazar. With this addendum, more than one third of the population of Cox’s Bazar district can receive quality health care,” said another official.

“Earlier, the JRP used to look after vulnerable people of Cox’s Bazar who live adjacent to the Rohingya settlements in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas. Now, with this change, people outside the two upazilas can receive vital medical services rendered by the international community,” he said.

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