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Showing posts with label World Bank. Show all posts
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Thursday, August 5, 2021

World Bank clarifies its position on Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka Tribune
Tribune Desk
August 3rd, 2021
Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas who have fled their homeland in Rakhine State after being persecuted by their own country Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The global lender recently sent a letter to ERD attaching a document detailing Rohingyas' freedom of movement, birth certificate, educational and employment opportunities, and infrastructure

The World Bank reviews its refugee policy framework every three years before mobilizing funds under the International Development Assistance window.

The international lender recently solicited input on its current policy review from 16 refugee-hosting nations, including Bangladesh.

World Bank’s Proposal: Local Integration Of Rohingyas In Bangladesh Possible? – OpEd

eurasiareview
August 4, 2021 

Rohingya Repatriation: WB clarifies its position

The Daily Star
Staff Correspondent
Wed Aug 4, 2021


The World Bank addressed its position on the Rohingya issue on its website yesterday.

In a question-and-answer format, the World Bank spoke of Rohingya repatriation, its Refugee Policy Review and other issues.

Recently, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that the World Bank sent a letter attaching a document that spoke of Rohingyas' freedom of movement, birth certificates, privileges of education and job, and infrastructure.

Although the document was not Bangladesh-specific, the government informed the World Bank that it would not agree to those suggestions, the foreign minister had said.

Monday, July 26, 2021

World Bank: Coup and Coronavirus Shrink Myanmar’s Economy by 18%

VOA
Vijitra Duangdee
July 26, 2021
Vehicles make their ways as pedestrians cross a road with Sule pagoda seen the in background in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, July 19, 2021.


BANGKOK - Myanmar’s economy is forecast to shrink by 18% as it grapples with the coronavirus and the political turmoil unleashed by a coup, the World Bank said Monday. The contracting economy threatens millions with poverty, joblessness and hunger.

A decade ago, the Southeast Asian nation was seen as a promising frontier market. Its military began to slacken its grip, the economy opened up to the outside world for the first time in decades and Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party was democratically elected.

Friday, June 5, 2020

WFP to implement $35m project for Rohingya refugees

The Daily Star
Diplomatic Correspondent
June 05, 2020



The UN World Food Programme will implement a $35 million project to provide work opportunities and community services among the Rohingya population in Cox's Bazar.

This funding is part of the World Bank's $165 million grant meant to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. The WFP is partnering with the disaster management ministry to implement the project.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Is the World Bank’s Rakhine project misguided?

Dhaka Tribune
Towheed Feroze
Published at  May 20th, 2019
Will it create new openings for social cohesion or increase the segregation? MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU
It remains unclear who this is supposed to help

There’s no need to give a lengthy introduction to the Rohingya issue. As things stand, around 1.1 million Rohingyas are now living in Bangladesh with very little chance of ever going back to their homeland in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Friday, May 17, 2019

World Bank Under Fire for Development Plan in Myanmar's Divided Rakhine

USNews
May 17, 2019
By Simon Lewis and Poppy McPherson


YANGON (Reuters) - Aid groups and human rights advocates have warned the World Bank that a $100 million development project it is planning for Myanmar’s conflict-riven Rakhine State could worsen tension there.

The World Bank last week published the first details of a proposal to fund cash-for-work program, and support small businesses in one of Myanmar's poorest regions, through the government.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

IFC provides $3 million loan to SLCM to reduce post-harvest losses in Myanmar.

commodityonline  
Commodity Online | April 10 2019


IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $3 million loan to SLCM Limited, the Yangon-based subsidiary of Sohan Lal Commodity Management, a Delhi-based agri-logistics group. The aim is to help the company expand its warehousing services and allied services, in Myanmar, thereby improving the livelihoods of the rural population that rely on agriculture.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

World Bank approves $165m grant to help Rohingyas in Bangladesh

bdnews24.com
News Desk, bdnews24.com
Published: 09 Mar 2019
 
 
The World Bank or WB has approved a $165 million grant to help Bangladesh provide basic services and build disaster and social resilience for the Rohingyas who fled violence in Myanmar and sought shelter in Cox’s Bazar.

This is the third in a series of planned financings of approximately half a billion dollars announced by the WB in June 2018.
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