Dhaka, May 22 -- The packages containing staples and non-perishable food items will be delivered to the doorsteps of the underprivileged families.

The bank said in a statement on Thursday that it has launched a raft of programmes and taken scores of initiatives to support underprivileged people in Bangladesh from the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

"As a unit we are determined to go ahead implementing our programmes for the benefit of mankind and I am proud to join my 2200 colleagues in supporting our clients and communities through longer-term aid and recovery phase," said Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Standard Chartered Bangladesh CEO.

"We are attending many communities to provide their essential needs and making them aware of social distancin...