BRAC floats BDT 3 crore for 6,000 Amphan affected households

BRAC will provide humanitarian assistance of 30 million to 6,000 families in 10 Upazilas affected by the cyclone to help repair of households and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities damaged by Cyclone Amphan. There are 10 upazilas – Shyamnagar, Asashuni, Kaliganj and Kalaroa in Satkhira, Koyra, Paikgachha, Dakop, Batiaghata and Dumuria in Khulna and Sharankhola in Bagerhat.

Observations by BRAC workers at the field level have shown that the above areas need very fast house repairs and hygienic toilets, safe water. BRAC will provide 5,000 Taka to the most affected families. Amphan Killed is listed 22 people as it thumped the country’s coast with gusting winds and heavy rainfall.

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A team from the BRAC Humanitarian Assistance Program (BHP) will begin providing financial assistance by selecting the affected families in the affected areas.

Sajedul Hasan, Director of Humanitarian Programme, BRAC and BRAC International said,

“More than 20 districts were affected after cyclone Amphan hit Bangladesh. People lost their home, and sanitization. Now they are living with their relatives, some of them sharing bed with their neighbor. Don’t forget that we are also facing the pandemic situation. Social distancing is much needed at this stage. So BRAC has taken the initiative to rebuild houses, toilets for the people who are affected as early as possible. We are also arranging safe drinking water for people who are affected.’’

BRAC sent 12,000 masks, 12,000 gloves and 240 sanitizers to Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira districts three days before Amphan hit the coastline so that people living in these areas could ensure hygiene practice during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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