Announcement: Funding opportunities for NGOs

Are you a nongovernmental organization interested in uplifting the plight of Myanmarese refugees in Thailand, Bangladesh and Malaysia?

The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration on Friday (Feb. 3) announced it is welcoming proposals for its Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for East Asia.

NGO programs focused on health, HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, and preventing gender-based violence in the Myanmarese refugee camps of Mae La, Umpiem, Nu Po and Ban Do Yang in Thailand will be prioritized. In Bangladesh, priority will be given to holistic programs that target both Rohingya refugees living in and outside Kutupalong and Nayapara camps. The Rohingya is an ethnic group that live mostly in western Myanmar.

PRM will also accept proposals from NGOs assisting Myanmarese refugees in Malaysia. Programs should include providing primary health care and other health services, education and activities that address gender-based violence.

NGOs with program plans for Thailand may submit proposals for initiatives that could run for up to 24 months. Program plans for Bangladesh and Malaysia, meanwhile, should only be for 12 months. Priority will be given to proposals that can demonstrate a working relationship with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees among others.

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.