Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has distributed cash assistance to vulnerable urban communities located in Dhaka South City Corporation with support of German Red Cross, reports UNB.
These urban communities have lost their incomes due to the Covid-19 pandemic as the country was under general holidays for almost two and a half months, said BDRCS on Tuesday.
Based on the minimum expenditure basket, each individual received Tk 5,000 through bkash to enable them to meet essential needs such as food, medicines and other utilities.
This cash grant support was provided as part of repurposed intervention towards Covid-19 response by BDRCS with support from German Red Cross who leads a consortium project called Dhaka Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness-Enhancing Resilience (DEEPER) with other partners such as British Red Cross, Christian Aid and Action Contre La Faim (ACF) and IFRC as technical partner.
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