Bangladesh is experiencing its longest spell of flooding since 1988. Millions of people have now lost their homes, livelihoods and land. People who were already living in poverty are suffering the most. Shelters are full, and precautions for COVID-19 continue to be compromised.
People in these areas already lost much of their livelihoods during the shutdown in recent months. The floods have now taken away what little remained.
We have begun our efforts to support those most affected by the flood with emergency relief. We will assist 50,000 families in 15 upazilas across with cash support of USD 24 (BDT 2,000) to meet their most urgent needs. But the need remains great. Despite the government’s allocation of 16,410 MT of rice, our efforts threaten to fall short of the mark.
We will continue our endeavour to expand the scope of relief, and the BRAC family will do everything we can to ensure your financial support reaches those who need it the most.