Navy stands by corona-hit people in remote areas

Staff Correspondent

25 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Navy stands by corona-hit people in remote areas

A member of Bangladesh Navy hands over a sack of food items to a woman in a remote area of Mongla in Bagerhat on Saturday. The force has distributed food and financial assistance among the poor living in remote coastal areas to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. ISPR PHOTO

Bangladesh Navy has provided food and financial assistance, including iftar items, for the helpless, poor and destitute living in remote areas of Chattogram, St Martin’s Island, Barishal, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Khulna and Mongla’s to combat the Covid-19.

Members of the Bangladesh Navy distributed the aid to 700 helpless fishermen and poor families in Chittagong Port, Bandar Area and St Martin’s Island on Saturday.

Besides, foods, financial assistance and iftar items were given to 400 helpless and poor families in Digraj Bazar, Baniasanta and Mongla municipal areas of Bagerhat while 300 such families living at Lalua Union in the vicinity of BNS Sher-e-Bangla base in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali also got the aid. 

Moreover, Navy ships Salam and Karnaphuli are providing the assistance to the poor fishermen of Barishal and Patuakhali.

On the other hand, food and financial assistance, including iftar items, were given to the poor in Labanchara, Shipyard and Harintana areas of Khulna.

As food aid, each family is being provided with various food and iftar items, including rice, pulses, flour, gram and salt.

To deal with the situation arising out of corona, the sailors are conducting various activities to increase social awareness across the country. Besides, food, financial assistance and iftar items are being distributed to helpless and poor people in remote areas to ensure they don’t starve due to stay-at-home restriction. These activities of the force will continue until the situation in the country improves.