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Korea provides $1.0m to address humanitarian challenges in BD

November 11, 2020 00:00:00

South Korea has provided US$ 1.0 million to the UNICEF office in Bangladesh to assist UNICEF 's activities in the country this year with a focus on gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies, particularly in Cox's Bazar, reports UNB.

This assistance will help protect women, adolescents, and girls in the Rohingya refugee camp and the host community from gender-based violence and its consequences, especially amid the increasing GBV cases in the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, said the South Korean Embassy in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Since the outbreak of the Rohingya crisis in 2017, the Korean government has contributed US$ 3.7 million to UNICEF Bangladesh's activities for providing access to survivor-centered and adolescent-focused services against GBV, implementing preventive measures to tackle underlying causes of GBV, and offering protective favours for adolescent boys and girls.

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