Amidst the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic, numerous nations are implementing essential non-therapeutic precautions, including travel bans, remote work arrangements, countrywide lockdowns, and, notably, social isolation. Yet, in Bangladesh, a lower-middle-income country characterized by one of the world’s densest populations, the effective implementation of these crucial measures encounters significant challenges. The unique circumstances of population density and socio-economic factors in Bangladesh underscore the complexity of adopting and enforcing social isolation measures, highlighting the need for innovative and context-specific approaches to navigate these challenges successfully. Also, for these pandemic, many people are losing their job which is not only effecting them but also their family as they aren’t able to fulfill their family’s basic needs.
To find an immediate solution for this problem, at the beginning of Covid-19 outbreak, Amal Foundation started to work for these people’s betterment. They started with the installation of mobile hand wash centers in different locations of Dhaka city. After the full lockdown of the country, they distributed ration packs all over the country by keeping in mind the safety measures.
The foundation extended its efforts by distributing a total of 20,950 ration packs and 20,000 masks. This widespread distribution reached communities in Bogura, Naogaon, Sirajganj, Nilphamari, Jessore, Patuakhali, Gopalganj, Faridpur, Habiganj, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Cox’s Bazar, Rangpur, Comilla, Khulna, and Bagerhat. The tangible outcome of these actions is a meaningful contribution toward supporting and safeguarding communities during these challenging times.