Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay announced immediate relief of cash amounting to 50 lakhs for the distressed Tibetans who are presently stranded outside their settlements and those who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Speaking at the routine COVID-19 press briefing earlier today, Sikyong said around 1000 Tibetans in distress will be provided 5000 rupees each amounting to 50 lakhs through the COVID-19 emergency support fund.
The distress relief is to support those Tibetans who are stranded outside of settlements and those who have lost their jobs and can not afford rents in cities and major towns in India and Nepal.
Any Tibetan who is currently facing such distress could apply for the emergency support fund by filling a form with verification of respective settlement officer. The recipients with their settlement addresses will be published on tibet.net.
As per the directives issued by Kashag as early as on 3 April, the Home Department had issued a directive to all settlement officers to assist Tibetans in distress especially the old and those living below the poverty line.
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