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Caritas Bangladesh offers financial aid to returnee migrant workers

Caritas Bangladesh, the social action arm of the Catholic Church in the country, has offered financial help to Bangladesh returnee migrant workers.
Bangladesh returnee migrant workers show their cheques received from Caritas Bangladesh for their sustainable self-employment. (Photo: Caritas Bangladesh)

Caritas Bangladesh, the social action arm of the Catholic Church in the country, has offered financial help to Bangladesh returnee migrant workers.

The event—the recovery and reintegration support for Bangladeshi returnee migrant workers—was held at Faridpur under Caritas Barishal Region on January 16.

The church-based development agency distributed Bangladesh Taka 25,000 (US$ 291) to each of 29 migrant workers (female 20 and male 9), who returned from Middle East countries, Caritas Bangladesh said on its social media post.

The help given by Carias Bangladesh is for their sustainable self-employment after the completion of training. 

These beneficiaries hail from five Upazilas (sub-district) such as Faridpur Sadar, Madhukhali, Saltha, Upazila, and Charvadrason of Faridpur district in south-central Bangladesh.

Most of the migrants returned from the Middle East due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Caritas Bangladesh wanted to help them.

The chief guest for the occasion was Md. Yakub Ali, chairman of Gazirtek Union, Faridpur district.

Addressing the gathering, he said, “It is a good program for the sustainability of the migrant returnees. They would utilize the fund properly and contribute to your family for economic development.”

 

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