Brac allocates 17C to help flood-affected families
Brac will further initiate distribution of Tk7.50 crore to another 50,000 flood-affected families
Brac has been actively engaged with the local administration since the flood situation began deteriorating in the country. The organization has already distributed emergency flood relief of Tk3 crore allocated from its own funds to 59,000 families.
From June 30 Brac will further initiate the distribution of cash assistance of Tk7.50 crore to another 50,000 flood-affected families, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.
Under this initiative, each family will receive Tk1,500. The relief operations are being carried out in 12 upazilas of Sylhet and Sunamganj, severely affected by the flood.
Animal feed is also being distributed among the affected ultra-poor families in the flood-hit areas. Every family is getting 40kg of animal feed. ACI, a reputed industrial organization in the country, has come forward in this effort they have sold a total of 203 metric tons of animal feed to Brac at its production cost. Besides, Brac Nursery has donated 222 metric tons of silage.
Meanwhile, World Food Program (WFP), has joined Brac’s relief effort, donating 85 metric tons of high-energy biscuits. Brac’s humanitarian staff are delivering these to the flood-affected families in remote areas, with each family receiving 50 packets (2.5kg) of biscuits.
As always, priority is being given to the women-led households, those with elderly, pregnant and lactating women and people with physical and mental disabilities. Even after the floodwaters recede, BRAC will continue supporting the people in the flood-hit areas with necessary healthcare services, housing repairs, and restoring their lives and livelihoods.
Brac’s humanitarian initiative, ”Dakche Amar Desh” is raising funds for the relief effort. So far, this initiative has been able to raise Tk17 crore.
In response to Brac’s call, the following organizations have joined its relief effort: World Food Program (WFP), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BRAC Bank, HSBC Bank, and Brac University.
Besides these organizations, numerous individuals have joined this initiative with personal donations.
Asif Saleh, executive director of Brac, has called on all sections of the society to come forward in this effort and stand beside the vulnerable communities in the flood-affected areas.
Details of public donations are available on this website: https://brac.net/dakcheamardesh/.
Donations can be sent via this bKash number (merchant number): 01730321765.