BRAC allocates additional Tk 5.0m as flood relief

Published: July 22, 2019 17:57:10 | Updated: July 23, 2019 10:42:07

BRAC has allocated Tk 5.0 million as flood relief across the country on top of their ongoing programme of distributing food and cash among 7,644 families in 30 upazilas.

The non-government organisation (NGO) has launched a coordinated effort to distribute relief in time, deploying several thousand relief workers in some of the worst affected districts.

BRAC’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme has expanded operations to schools, embankments and highways in Barguna and Gaibandha districts.

Everyday, new sanitary latrines, bathing cubicles and deep tube-wells are being built to cope with the rising demand, according to a press release.

People in Ulipur of Kurigram, Sarishabari of Jamalpur, Kalmakanda and Barhatta in Netrakona, Sylhet Sadar and Sariakandi of Bogra district are the latest upazilas to come under BRAC’s relief operations coverage.

“We are focusing on remote areas, especially where conducting relief operations have become difficult as a result of damaged communication system,” said Asif Saleh, Acting Executive Director of BRAC.

“We are doing quick needs assessment of affected families, so that we can expand our operations rapidly,” he added.

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