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Germany pledges 15 million euros to Rohingya cause

| Updated: February 27, 2020 15:28:51


Germany pledges 15 million euros to Rohingya cause

German Development Minister Gerd Müller promised €15 million ($16.3 million) to the Rohingya refugees during his trip to Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Müller hopes that the boost in funding will help improve the lives of the young among Myanmar's persecuted Rohingyas in refugee camps as well as in host communities, reports Deutsche Welle.

"The development minister plans on implementing measures that would specially support young Rohingyas in the areas of education and income security," a spokesperson of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development told DW.

"The projects will be implemented by the governmental organisation GIZ and non-governmental organisations such as Caritas and Plan International," he added.

Müller secured the funds on Tuesday following a conversation with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the capital Dhaka, according to German news agency EPD.

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