Published:  01:57 AM, 23 May 2020

Red Crescent provides cash assistance to 2,000 families at Bandarban

The local unit of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has provided cash assistance to some 2,000 poor and helpless families in Bandarban district who have been affected due to the impact of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). CHT Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing today distributed this cash assistance as the chief guest among 2,000 poor families of Bandarban Pourashava area at Bangabandhu Muktomancha in Bandarban district town. The officials and employees of Bandarban unit of BDRCS this time distributed Taka 4,500 each among some 500 poor families of the Pourashava area, reports BSS.

Deputy Commissioner M Daudul Islam, Police Super Jerin Akhter, BDRCS Bandarban Unit President Cashoilha, Vice chairman M Abdur Rahim Chowdhury, Secretary Amal Kanti Das and CHT District Council member Mozammel Haque Bahadur, were present, among others, on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, CHT Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur said the present Awami League government has been working relentlessly for ensuring welfare of the country's people during this COVID-19 crisis. "The government has undertaken various projects for ensuring welfare of the poor, helpless and destitute people of the town and villages.

Apart from the government, many organizations are also working for the welfare of the poor and helpless people. The Bandarban unit of BDRCS has also stood beside the poor and helpless people here so that none starve from hunger," he added. The local unit of the BDRCS said they are providing a total of Taka 90 lakh-Taka 4,500 each among each of 2,000 poor families under seven upazilas of Bandarban district so that they could face this crisis.

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