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Grants approved for cyclone victims in Bangladesh
     The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund three grants totalling $9.274 million to three agencies for providing relief to cyclone victims in Bangladesh. 
     Announcing the grants today (July 20), a spokesman for the Government said that the cyclone had affected more than 10 million people in Bangladesh. The three grants - one of $1.955 million to Adventist Development and Relief Agency China (Hong Kong), one of $1.902 million to Plan International Hong Kong and one of $5.417 million to Oxfam Hong Kong - will be used to provide hygiene kits and food kits as well as household items and shelter materials to benefit around 92 000 victims. As the targeted localities of the three relief agencies are different, there will be no overlapping of resources. The Committee hoped the grants would facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.   

     "To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, the relief agencies will be asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects have been completed," the spokesman said.
Ends/Monday, July 20, 2020
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