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Disaster Management

UK to provide £500,000

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 4 September, 2023 12:00 AM
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The United Kingdom (UK) is providing £500,000, equivalent to Tk 6.90 crore, to UN Resident Coordinator’s Office to support disaster preparedness, response and recovery in Bangladesh.

This money will aid in the coordination of humanitarian assistance provided by the Government of Bangladesh, donors, the UN, and NGOs prior to, during, and after disaster events.

It will also ensure that this help reaches the most vulnerable people with the most essential relief supplies, said the British High Commission in Dhaka on Sunday

Furthermore, it will assist the Government of Bangladesh in developing a new risk assessment and contingency plan for earthquakes, as well as expand its work on anticipatory actions and early warning systems.

UK Development Director and Deputy High Commissioner in Bangladesh Matt Cannell said, “The devastating flooding in Sylhet last year and Chattogram  division this year demonstrate Bangladesh’s vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change.