||<p>The UK government is committed to improving the situation of Rohingya refugees
in Bangladesh, so that they can lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives, both now
and in the future. We have provided £129m in funding since August 2017 to all essential
sectors: food security and nutrition, shelter, health, protection, water, hygiene
promotion and sanitation.</p><p> </p><p>It has also included support to education.
This has primarily been as part of our contribution to UNICEF, which has so far totalled
£13.43m; and indirectly through our contributions to Education Cannot Wait and the
Global Partnership for Education. Together these have provided funding of $26m of
which the UK has contributed nearly £3m. Education will remain a priority for future
UK funding.</p><p> </p><p>The Development Secretary discussed the Rohingya crisis
with the Bangladesh Government in Dhaka in February, including the need to improve
refugees’ access to education, skills and livelihoods. The FCO Minister for Asia and
the Pacific held similar discussions with the Government during his visit in April.
My officials also regularly discuss the issue with their counterparts in government.</p>