Stan-Chart BD donates $1.6m for COVID-19 emergency relief
Business Desk :
Standard Chartered Bangladesh has contributed $1.6 million to Red Cross and UNICEF programmes that are providing emergency relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In total, $300,000 will be contributed to the Red Cross for the provision of urgent medical support and $1.3 million to UNICEF for the immediate protection and education of vulnerable children, said a press release.
These donations are part of Standard Chartered PLC's $10 million pledge - $5 million to Red Cross and $5 million to UNICEF - to support COVID-19 emergency relief activities in Asia and Africa. Working across several countries, the Red Cross and Red Crescent will support activities such as the provision of primary and secondary health care, communication of protection measures, provision of personal protection equipment (PPE) for staff and volunteers, and the distribution of food and care packages for those impacted by COVID-19.