DHAKA, Bangladesh

The U.K. has provided a fresh fund of £8 million ($10 million) to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to support Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya people taking refuge in Bangladesh, according to a statement.

The WFP in Bangladesh welcomed the new contribution from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the U.K. to support the Rohingya refugees in the southeast coast of Bangladesh, the UN body said.

The new financial contribution will support WFP to provide 270,600 Rohingya refugees with life-saving assistance over three months through electronic vouchers, it added.

Under the program, Rohingya refugees can purchase a

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