Pakistani students stranded in Bangladesh are facing food shortages
Bangladesh has reported 218 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 20 deaths till date, but the disease can take a significant toll on the densely populated nation if proper measures are not enforced.
300 Pakistani students are currently stranded in Bangladesh, where they have been studying under the Saarc quota scholarship programme. While speaking to Dawn News, Rija Hameed, a medical student, said, “Earlier, I was residing in a hostel in Rajshahi and after my fellow students from India, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka were evacuated by their respective countries, I was shifted to a hostel in Dhaka.”
Students also shared that they had limited access to food due to the lockdown and are worried about the implications of Bangladesh’s fragile health case system.
“For days on end, we have been subsisting either on bread and jam or just biscuits,” added Rija.