1,000 more distressed people get improved food in Rajshahi

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RAJSHAHI, June 15, 2020 (BSS) – Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRC) has provided improved food to 1,000 more distressed and other hit hardest people to overcome their livelihood related difficulties being caused by the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

BDRC’s Rajshahi city unit distributed the food support in Talaimary Shaheed Minar area in the city on Sunday afternoon through maintaining social distancing and other protective measures to stem the coronavirus spreading.

President of the city unit and Rajshahi City Corporation Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton accompanied by its members Dr Abdul Mannan and Dr FMA Zahid distributed the humanitarian support.

On the previous Saturday, the unit provided another 1,000 worst-affected people with improved food in Baganpara and Laxmipur areas in the city.

Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Liton said the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to cope with the present pandemic situation.

The government has been dispensing foodstuffs and cash money among the low-incoming and other hand-to-mouth families to mitigate their hardships being caused by the pandemic.

Earlier, the unit provided food assistance to another 2,000 distressed families amid the Covid-19 pandemic.