Bangladesh: Rohingya:Written question - 117071

Asked by Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 01 December 2017
Department for International Development
Bangladesh: Rohingya
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the allocation of UN World Food Programme rations by household on the (a) human rights and (b) welfare of refugee Rohingya women and girls in Bangladesh.
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 08 December 2017

Our assessment of UN World Food Programme rations in Bangladesh is that they provide essential life-saving support to refugee households. Women, girls and other vulnerable groups are given priority at food distribution sites and are assisted with porters to carry heavy food rations home. Larger families receive larger family ration sizes. WFP also runs an e-voucher programme which is registered in women’s names. Vulnerable women and girls also benefit from nutritional supplements and women-friendly spaces at distribution points.

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