Aid response to Rohingya emergency must be ramped up "massively" - UN

Aid response to Rohingya emergency must be ramped up
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:24:50

Aid agencies have to step up operations "massively" in response to the arrival in Bangladesh of about 400,000 refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar, and the amount of money needed to help them has risen sharply, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

(reuters) -- "We will all have to ramp up our response massively, from food to shelter," George William Okoth-Obbo, assistant high commissioner for operations at the U.N. refugee agency, told Reuters during a visit to a refugee settlement in Bangladesh.


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