Sylhet, 2 August 2022 (TDI): Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are responding to floods in different areas of Bangladesh.

Against all obstacles, BDRCS and its partners are providing food, cash, and other necessities to flood-affected residents in Bangladesh’s Sylhet area.

Floods in Bangladesh have wreaked havoc. They have affected an estimated 7.2 million people. There is a critical need for shelters and essential assistance supplies in the country’s north-eastern area.

Torrential rains have submerged roughly 94% of the town of Sunamganj and 84% of the Sylhet districts in northeastern Bangladesh, bordering the Indian state of Meghalaya.

BDRCS Response

BDRCS has distributed 175,000+ liters of drinking water in Sunamganj and Sylhet. In addition to this, BDRCS has distributed 3,253 jerrycans in affected areas.

Food assistance is provided to 130,000+ people. 2,428 families have received Hygiene parcels. Moreover, 142 families have got dignity kits.

BDRCS has disinfected 303 water points/tube wells and constructed 5 emergency latrines. Mobile medical teams have reached 17,000+ people and provided primary health care services and psychosocial support in Sunamganj, Sylhet, and Netrokona.

4,000 households have received multi-purpose cash grants. Unconditional multi-purpose cash grants are provided in Sunamganj and Sylhet. 3,500 Households received 15 days food pack, and 5,561 Households received 7 days food pack. Also, 14,589 people received dry food, and 19,029 people received cooked food.

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is also scaling up this response. For 6 districts, a 15,000 one-week food package is allocated. Along with this, 5,000 pcs of tarpaulin are also allocated. Furthermore, 5,000 buckets are allocated, and the distribution of 1,771 pcs is completed.

In addition, BDRCS has allocated 12,000 sleeping mats and distributed 2,000 pcs. Moreover, it has allocated 100 Emergency latrines and completed 5 pcs.

BDRCS also aims to support people with 1,200 Households with cash grants for shelter repair and 2,500 Households’ two-week food package. Still, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is operating in flood-affected areas.