Casual labourers in Bangladesh to benefit from newly launched flood insurance scheme

Monday, August 3, 2020

Network members World Food Programme (WFP) and Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd, together with Oxfam Bangladesh, launched a new insurance scheme in July to protect casual agricultural labourers in Bangladesh from catastrophic floods during this year’s monsoon season. The scheme will support 2,000 casual labourers engaged in agricultural work, each household receiving a pay-out of BDT 2,700 to 18,000 to cover their wage losses caused by severe flooding.

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