Project Duration: March 2020 to Present
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced countries around the world to adopt measures such as flight bans, mandatory lockdowns and social distancing to prevent the pandemic from spreading. South Asian nation, Bangladesh has also followed suit, banning flights and shutting down schools, colleges but some emergency service offices still remain open in one of the poorest countries in the world. However, with no “total lockdown” order imposed by the government, millions of people are out on the roads every day, to search for their means of livlihood. Social distancing is a way of controlling infectious disease. But in a densely populated country like Bangladesh, it is difficult to enforce social distancing in many areas. Especially, consider the slums in cities where millions of people live. They are living in such close quarters that it’s unthinkable to enforce social distancing there.
In these circumstances, providing face protection masks and sanitary materials for the vulnerable group can help to prevent or slow down the further spread of Coronavirus.
Funded by: ASCEND e.V. Germany