Qatar to fund for Rohingyas in Malaysia

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 18 (ANI): Around 56,000 Rohingya refugees living in Malaysia will be given access to education, training and healthcare using funds contributed by the Qatar government. Refugees, who are holders of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) card, will be co-ordinated by the National Security Council, helped by the Prime Minister's Department and several ministries as well as NGOs working with the community, reports the Daily Star. "Our commitment is to ensure the funds reach the community to better their lives here while waiting to return home or be sent elsewhere," said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Malaysia's call for the global community to aid the Rohingnya received support from the Qatar government, which agreed to provide funds to help the refugees in Malaysia. The commitment by Qatar was secured after a series of meetings between Zahid and the top leadership of the emirate during his visit there recently. The financial assistance is channelled through the Qatar Development Fund. (ANI)