The Government of Korea continued to provide International Organization of Migration (IOM) with financial assistance to support its humanitarian activities in Bangladesh.
Programmes in Cox's Bazar under the Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis are also under the purview of the financial support.This year, through KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency), Korea has started its multi-year collaboration programme with IOM Bangladesh Office on "A Comprehensive Counter-Trafficking Program to address Human Trafficking in Bangladesh."
Korea will contribute 5.86 million US dollars to IOM for this five-year project from 2020 to 2024, said the Korean Embassy in Dhaka Monday.
In addition, Korea is to provide 500,000 US dollars to the IOM Bangladesh Office this year for the implementation of its programs under the 2020 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis.
Since the eruption of the Rohingya crisis in 2017, the Government of Korea has been working closely with the international community, including IOM, UNHCR, UNICEF, and IFRC, to address the common humanitarian challenges of Rohingya refugees.
Furthermore, KOICA, under the Government of Korea, collaborated with IOM for the so-called "Digital Island Moheshkhali Project" - Bangladesh E-Commerce Project to enhance Agricultural Business Opportunities, from 2017 to 2020 by contributing total 1.04 million US dollars, including KT (Korea Telecom) contribution. KT also participated in this project as an Online network installation partner.