S Korea eyes more support for Bangladeshis, Rohingya

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | DhakaTribune | 6:02 AM Print This Post

South Korea has been supporting gender based violence prevention programmes and livelihood initiatives

South Korean officials have completed a two-day visit to the Bangladeshi host community and Rohingya refugee-related programmes on August 6 as a part of an overall effort to boost their humanitarian support.

The recent visit included senior advisors to the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

On August 6, the group toured International Organisation for Migration (IOM) programmes including Women’s Income Generation Support (Wings), which teaches women vocational skills; the Women’s Committee; and the Women and Girls’ Safe Space.

South Korea has been especially active in supporting gender based violence prevention and livelihood initiatives.

“The recent visit demonstrates the interest of South Korea in supporting both the response to the refugee crisis and their commitment to working with the host community. We welcome South Korea’s growing interest in Bangladesh and its successes in projects such as the Digital Island initiative,” said Patrick Charignon, programme manager of Transition and Recovery at IOM.

The projects benefit the Bangladeshi host community and allow students to interact with teachers through e-learning. It also facilitates e-commerce and electronic medical consultations that link patients with doctors on the mainland.

There are plans to expand the programme and apply it to other remote areas of the country.



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