Facebook launches community help feature in Bangladesh

Published : 17 Aug 2021 09:30 PM

Facebook has launched the Community Help feature in Bangladesh to make it easier for people to help those most impacted by COVID-19 in their community. This is part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts to support people with information and resources that they need during the pandemic. 

Local pages such as blood banks, community organizations and local non-profit organizations can also use this tool. They will be able to post requests for help within their local community for everything from supplies to services. 

They can also respond to posts or create new posts to let others know what they are offering, as an individual or page. For example, using Community Help, people can deliver groceries to elderly neighbors, respond to anyone looking for oxygen cylinders or offer food through community organizations. 

Facebook advises everyone using the feature to follow local guidelines to stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The social media company works with partners in Bangladesh and around the world to increase health awareness and help build online communities for positive impact. So far, 11 million Bangladeshis have signed up using Facebook’s Blood Donations feature to play a role in reducing critical blood shortage in the country. The Community Help feature can also help bring people together and keep them connected in times of need.