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Photos: Bangladesh’s free kitchens running out of food for poor
With a population of over 160 million, Bangladesh is the eighth-most populous and one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Nearly all the citizens are Bengali and most of them are believers in Islam. Unfortunately, their GDP per capita is only around $2,000, ranked around 150th in the world. So, when the coronavirus pandemic occurred last year, this densely populated country was hit badly, which made lots of people lose their jobs, become homeless, and beg for food on the streets. Many Bengalis were generous and sympathetic during the first wave of coronavirus outbreaks and made a lot of donations to help those who are in need of help. But as the shutdowns continued and businesses suffered, more people became helpless while the donations declined. In the meantime, some people continued or started to help feed those hungry people and children on the street, for some, the only meal for the day.
Read the article and see the photos to learn about how free meals help people in Bangladesh.