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Dhaka, Friday   23 October 2020

No fear of food crisis in Bangladesh: WFP

 News Desk

 Published: 07:49 PM, 11 October 2020  

Richard Ragan

Richard Ragan

Richard Ragan, WFP Representative and Country Director in Bangladesh said, there is no fear of a food crisis in Bangladesh. However, he noted that the pace of long-term development plans and the impact on the economy would not be easy to overcome.

The recent Nobel laureate made the remark adding WFP workers in Bangladesh are partners in this achievement.

Noting that Bangladesh is self-sufficient in food, Richard Ragan said that even during the Coronavirus period, the government provided food across the country, which is incomparable. But it will take time for the economy to recover.

He said that although the death rate in Bangladesh during Coronavirus was less than other countries, about 2 to 3 crore people have gone below the poverty line during this period.

“Rohingyas are totally dependent on us,” he said. “Our staffs are trying our best to meet all their demands now. Besides, we are taking care that the locals are not deprived.”