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15,000 people receive UNHCR’s financial aid thru bKash

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  • 24 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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15,000 people receive UNHCR’s financial aid thru bKash
Md Kamrul Hasan, Divisional Commissioner of Chattogram, Md Mamunur Rashid, Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar, Ita Schuette, Head of Office for UNHCR in Cox’s Bazar, Imam Zafar Sikder, Disaster Response Director of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Mehmud Ashique Iqbal, Vice President, and Md Somel Reza Khan, Deputy General Manager from Commercial division of bKash, among others, were present at the financial aid disbursement programme at Cox’s Bazar DC Office recently.

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has distributed financial aid of Tk 2,500 each through bKash among 15,000 locals in Cox’s Bazar.

UNHCR distributed the financial aid among the pandemic-hit most vulnerable individuals and people living in extreme poverty in Cox’s Bazar, said a press release.

Especially, people who have lost their jobs during the pandemic, people with disability, the elderly, widows, hawkers, transgender, hotel staff received the financial aid.

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society carried out the project as local implementation partner of UNHCR.

Md Kamrul Hasan, Divisional Commissioner of Chattogram formally inaugurated the financial aid disbursement through bKash at Cox’s Bazar DC Office recently.

Among others, Md Mamunur Rashid, Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar, Ita Schuette, Head of Office for UNHCR in Cox’s Bazar, Imam Zafar Sikder, Disaster Response Director of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Mehmud Ashique Iqbal, Vice President, and Md Somel Reza Khan, Deputy General Manager from Commercial division of bKash, were present on the occasion.