UNYSAB’s Flood Support Reaches 3 Districts
United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh led a relief operation for the flash flood victims of the country, Support Flood Victim, covered three districts across the country: Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and Faridpur.
In three districts, almost seven hundred families were provided with relief goods respectively on August 26, August 27 and August 31. The relief package included rice, lentils, oil, salt, biscuits and salines. Members of the organization have distributed more than 3000 kilograms of rice, 500 kilograms of lentils, 250 litters of oil, 300 kilograms of salt, a thousand packets of biscuit, and another thousand packets of saline. Bangladesh has been experienced floods in many parts of the country since April of this year. At least 900000 people have been affected as of July 2017, and thousands of families have been displaced by the floods in the north-east, north-west and south-west regions of the country. It is predicted that a third of the country went underwater. In response to this one of the worst floods in the history of the country, UNYSAB declared an urgent call to action on August 17 and with coordinated efforts managed to accumulate a large number of relief goods from the well-wishers and the members of the organization.
The chairman of the organization's Board of Trustees, Associate Professor Syed Md. Shaikh Imtiaz, PhD, also the Chairman of the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka led the initiative from the forefront. Assistant Professor of the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, Md. Iftekharul Amin, and Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dr. Taufique Joarder constantly supported the initiative. Besides, many individuals provided monetary and strategic assistance to UNYSAB with a view to supporting the flood victims.
The document attached with the article is a partial list of flood victims, who were provided with support on August 26. More updates are yet to come.