Bangladesh ODI skipper and left-hand opener Tamim Iqbal has been appointed World Food Programme’s National Goodwill Ambassador in Bangladesh, said a WFP a press release on Monday.
In a post on his Facebook page, Tamim said, “I am honoured to be named as National Goodwill Ambassador of WFP - the United Nations agency that fights hunger worldwide, including in my own country Bangladesh.”
He said Though Bangladesh has made impressive economic growth in recent years, poverty is still rampant, especially in rural parts of the country.
“For many, the current COVID-19 crisis is making their lives much more challenging. I hope to do my part to help WFP fight hunger and restore hope for families and communities that need our support,” Tamim added.
Tamim, as the Goodwill Ambassador, will work to raise awareness across the country about WFP programmes, including school feeding, nutrition, livelihoods, and refugee operations in Cox’s Bazar.