Saturday, November 25, 2017

BRAC to give Tk 150 million in emergency aid to haor residents

  • News Desk,
    Published: 2017-04-21 13:57:11 BdST


BRAC has launched an effort to provide Tk 150 million in emergency aid to those affected by flash floods in haor areas.

Fifty thousand families will be supported through the next month, helping them cope with damage to their crops and livelihoods, BRAC said in a statement on its website.

The NGO had previously begun relief efforts in the area following the floods, but the swift deterioration of conditions and the spread of the floodwaters have led to in the adoption of the emergency relief measures.

'The situation has rapidly deteriorated in the last 48 hours,” said Gawher Nayeem Wahra, director of BRAC's disaster management and climate change programme.

“A new crisis has also emerged as fish and ducks are also dying, in addition to the widespread flooding of crops. This effort will support families to cope with the immediate crisis.”

The emergency relief will be available coordinated with local government authorities in the four districts of Kishoreganj, Sunamganj, Habiganj and Netrokona.

BRAC plans to launch a long-term rehabilitation programme for the affected area and its residents in the coming months.