Money to be spent on food, water and emergency shelter
The European Union has announced a fund of little over Tk 10 crore (one million euro) In response to severe flooding that affected parts of Bangladesh.
The fund will be dedicated to addressing the urgent humanitarian needs of over two million people who are in need of food assistance, water, sanitation, hygiene and emergency shelter, EU delegation in Bangladesh said on Tuesday.
Some 850,000 remain displaced, a figure expected to increase as rains continue, it said.
The EU, a bloc of 27 European countries, also allocated about Tk 5 crore for the flood victims in India and nearly Tk 1.5 crore for Nepal.
"The monsoon rains across South Asia have been particularly devastating this year and this urgent contribution will help our humanitarian partners on the ground in providing crucial support to those who have lost their shelters, belongings and sources of livelihood,” said Taheeni Thammannagoda, who oversees EU humanitarian programs in Asia and the Pacific.
“Focusing on the worst affected countries, we are providing the means for people to survive through this difficult time so that they can get back on their feet as soon as possible,” she added.