The number of cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh is exponentially rising. Lockdown continues. BRAC has completed the first phase of providing cash support to 100,000 families. The second phase started on 15 April with the aim of reaching 100,000 more families.
Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
The number of cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh is sharply rising. Economic shutdown continues. Many people already living in vulnerable situations are greatly suffering. BRAC has almost completed supporting an initial 100,000 targeted families living on low incomes with the means to buy essential items for the next two weeks. Read the latest in BRAC’s response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
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