During the ongoing "lockdown", Bangladesh Navy has been helping poor and destitute people in remote areas with relief.
From April 23, Commander Flotilla West based in Mongla, on behalf of Navy, has been distributing relief and money in the Southwestern coastal region, including the Sundarbans, said a press release.
Commander Flotilla West distributed about 330 relief packets in the last two days in Joymoni of Bagerhat along with grocery packs for another 1,330 people, consisting of rice, lentil, salt, flour, and gram for 10 days.
The relief was distributed among unemployed labourers, rickshaw/van pullers, beggars, homeless people and anglers.
Members of Navy also went door to door to distribute relief among lower middle-class people.
Apart from this, about 200 packets of cooked food/iftar were distributed among poor people in Mongla and Digraj Bazar areas. Ships in operational deployment in Barishal, Patuakhali, Bagerhat, and Pirojpur coastal areas also extended their hands in the relief and cooked food distribution.
Bangladesh Navy said it will continue its endeavour of providing assistance to the remote coastal areas throughout the pandemic.