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October 23, 2017

JICA’s Cooperation in Bangladesh in Response to the Destabilized Situation in the Northern Part of Rakhine State, Myanmar

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is prepared to cooperate with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) in response to the rapid influx of evacuees from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

The GoB has made tremendous efforts to ensure all sorts of humanitarian support to them. JICA is prepared to assist in the efforts as early as possible with basic services such as medical and health services, access to clean water and sanitation, and physical infrastructure development including supports for host communities.

Given the urgent necessity of the assistance, JICA is discussing with the GoB providing speedy assistance with the effective use of ongoing cooperation projects for rural administration enhancement, health system improvement and public sanitation improvement.

JICA started a long, rewarding relationship with Bangladesh by first sending three Japanese volunteers in 1973. Since then, JICA has been cooperating with the people of Bangladesh and the GoB in various sectors all over the country through technical cooperation, ODA loans, grant aid and volunteer programs.

photoTemporary bridges in the makeshift camp

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