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Gaibandha flood victims deprived of relief

  • Published at 12:43 am July 23rd, 2019

According to District Relief and Rehabilitation Office, a total of 1070 metric tons of rice, cash of Tk18lakh, 250 tents and 6000 packs of dry food have been provided to the flood affected people

Thousands of flood victims in the Balasi Ghat of the Gaibandha district, took refuge in polythene makeshift shelters since the government has so far been unable to provide better flood shelters.

Locals said they did not receive any relief from the government or Non Profit Organizations (NGOs) and the allotted shelters are not sufficient to meet local needs.

Rahela Begum, former resident of Bhasharpara village said, her house was washed away in the flood. Now she is living in one of the makeshift houses with her paralyzed husband with no food and shelter.

Another refugee Babita Begum from the Koitaki village said: “We have not received any relief from the authority. No one cared to inspect this area and help us.”

When asked about the lack of relief in the Balasi Ghat area, Gaibandha Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Md Alamgir Kabir said: “The Upazila Union Parishad is providing relief to the victims on our behalf. The relief is being provided as we come to know where the need is.”

According to the District Relief and Rehabilitation Office, a total of 1070 metric tons of rice, cash of Tk18lakh, 250 tents and 6000 packs of dry food have been provided to the flood affected people.

There are 582,997 affected people in the district. A total of 79,997 people took shelter in the centers.