Clothing workers to benefit from German-funded programme


Germany is to provide €14.5m (US$17m) to help 2m clothing workers affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in seven countries, including Indonesia, Vietnam and Laos.

The financial support will be granted through an International Labour Organization programme that should enable workers in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Madagascar, Indonesia, Vietnam and Laos to minimise the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis.

As part of its Emergency Covid-19 Support Programme, the multi-donor initiative will provide cash transfers and personal protective equipment, as well as awareness-raising campaigns.

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