StanChart Bangladesh donates $1.6m for COVID-19 emergency relief | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:04 AM, June 01, 2020

StanChart Bangladesh donates $1.6m for COVID-19 emergency relief

Standard Chartered Bangladesh has contributed $1.6 million to Red Cross and Unicef as part of the British bank's $10 million pledge to support emergency relief activities in Asia and Africa by way of the two organisations.

"By working with these organisations, we are able to support the delivery of rapid and effective emergency relief that aims to address some of the key challenges created by the pandemic," said Naser Ezaz Bijoy, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bangladesh. 

The Red Cross and Red Crescent will support activities such as the provision of primary and secondary healthcare, communication of protection measures, provision of personal protection equipment for staff and volunteers, and the distribution of food and care packages.

Unicef will focus on activities such as the provision of remote education via television, radio, online and mobile platforms and child protection measures, including alternative care arrangements and family tracing services for children separated from their families due to coronavirus.

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