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Rana Plaza victims to receive full compensation as fund reaches $30m

Victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse are finally to receive full compensation following the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund reaching its $30m target.

According to the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) the Trust Fund has met its target of $30m, following a large anonymous donation.

"This day has been long in coming. Now that all the families impacted by this disaster will finally receive all the money they are owed, they can finally focus on rebuilding their lives. This is a remarkable moment for justice,” said CCC"s Ineke Zeldenrust. “This would not have been possible without the support of citizens and consumers across Europe who stuck with the campaign over the past two years. Together we have proved once again that European consumers do care about the workers who make their clothes – and that their actions really can make a difference.”

The CCC has been campaigning since immediately after the disaster in April 2013 to demand that brands and retailers provided compensation to its victims. Since then over one million consumers from across Europe and around the world have joined actions against many of the major high street companies whose products were being made in one of the five factories housed in the structurally compromised building. 

Asia | Rana Plaza

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