UK Bolsters Bangladesh Livelihood Program

    The U.K. pledged nearly USD130 million to improve the livelihoods of Bangladeshis residing on the Jamuna river islands in the country’s north-western region. The initiative will provide the islanders with long-term food sources such as cattle, goats and seeds. The program’s first phase implementation successfully doubled the income of around 500,000 residents of the islands. (“UK to help Bangladesh’s poorest people fight rising food prices and rising tides” - U.K. Department for International Development, Sept. 22, 2008)

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