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Rana Plaza victims get support from Brac amid Covid-19

Brac has stepped forward to support the Rana Plaza victims amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

A total of 23 people, hit hardest in the Rana Plaza incident, received cheques worth Tk27.90 lakh at a ceremony at the upazila nirbahi officer’s (UNO) conference room in Savar Wednesday.

Savar UNO Md Mazharul Islam handed over the cheques provided by the Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) of Brac.

With this, a total of 70 survivors of the Rana Plaza incident got financial assistance from the HCMP during the pandemic.

The HCMP has so far provided livelihood support to 785 families in 33 districts since the Rana Plaza accident in 2013. Of the affected, 160 people got long-term medical services, while 733 others were given psycho-social counselling.

About 1,100 people died and over 2,000 injured as Rana Plaza collapsed in Savar on April 14, 2013.

Source: United News of Bangladesh