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MJF provides cash support to 23,000 Covid-19 hit poor households

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Health Desk- 24 Sep 2020: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) has begun distributing cash assistance to some 23,000 Covid-19 affected marginalised households in 38 districts through a three-month emergency cash transfer initiative, under the Excluded People's Rights in Bangladesh (EPR) Programme, supported by the UK Government's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

In the first phase beginning September 17, MJF is distributing Tk 57.5 million to 23,000 marginalised households in 38 priority districts which have high concentration of marginalised and excluded people in poverty-prone locations, according to a press release.

The households, left out of social safety net coverage, were selected on priority basis for this cash support of MJF. The beneficiaries were selected through a multi-tier selection process involving local administration, community leaders and youth volunteers of MJF's 58 partner NGOs.