GM Holdings’s Derma Cosmetic Brand “Cellapy” has donated hand sanitizers to prevent the spread of Covid19, at
refugee camps with poor sanitation and medical facilities.
GM Holdings delivered its intention to donate hand
sanitizers to the UNHCR in March, which is having difficulty in securing
quarantine and relief supplies due to the worldwide spread of Covid19, and will
provide 40,000 hand sanitizers to refugee camps in Bangladesh by forming a
partnership with the UNHCR. This is the first time that the U.N. refugee
agency's Korean mission has received personal protective equipment from a local
company to prevent Covid19.
The refugee camp, which will be provided with hand
sanitizer, is the Rohingya refugee camp located in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazaar,
and is the world's largest refugee camp with more than 850,000 ethnic minority
refugees from Myanmar. The situation in refugee camps, where population density
is so high that social distance is difficult and the medical health system is
poor, is causing great difficulty in preventing Covid19.
To make matters worse, the cyclone Amphan hit Bangladesh
in May, causing floods and landslides, and Rohingya refugees are even
threatened with basic living. In particular, this donation it is expected to be
effective in strengthening personal hygiene at refugee camps and preventing
Covid19, in a poor environment with only 76 percent of soap per household.
As the world suffers from the unprecedented spread of the
Covid19 virus, I would like to thank Jung Hyung-Rock, CEO of GM Holdings, and
executives and employees for making the decision to donate to the most
vulnerable refugees in Korea," said James Lynch, head of the U.N. refugee
agency. "I am confident that the hand sanitizer provided will greatly help
prevent Corvid19 within the refugee camp." "We hope that UNHCR and GM
Holdings will continue their strong partnership through various opportunities
in the future," he said.
Jung Hyung-rok, CEO of GM Holdings, said, "We hope
that our hand sanitizer donation will help overcome Covid19 in the refugee
camp, and this support from GM Holdings is the first step in sustainable
partnership and campaign with the U.N. refugee agency."
Earlier in February, Cellapy provided hand sanitizers to
major airports in Korea, and continues its social contribution activities (CSR)
by donating hand sanitizers through the “Community Chest of Korea” for the safety of
those who are vulnerable to the spread of infection and dangerous diseases.