Korea to continue providing aid for Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent

22 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Government of Korea will continue to provide financial assistance for the International Organization of Migration (IOM) to support its humanitarian activities in Bangladesh.

Programmes in Cox’s Bazar under the Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis are also among the humanitarian activities.

This year, through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Korea along with IOM Bangladesh Office has started its multi-year collaboration programme titled “A Comprehensive Counter-Trafficking Programme to Address Human Trafficking in Bangladesh”. 

Korea will contribute US $5.86 million to IOM for five-year project from 2020 to 2024, said the Korean Embassy in Dhaka on Monday.  

In addition, the Republic of Korea is to provide US $500,000 for the IOM Bangladesh Office this year to implement its programmes under the 2020 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis.

Since the beginning of the Rohingya crisis in August 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 population.

Furthermore, KOICA, under the Government of Korea, collaborated with IOM for the “Digital Island Moheshkhali Project” — Bangladesh E-Commerce Project to enhance Agricultural Business Opportunities, from 2017 to 2020 by contributing total US $1.04 million, including Korea Telecom contribution.

Koreal Telecom also participated in this project as an Online network installation partner.