Flood 2019 – BRAC Response in flood affected areas

Until 5 August,

  • BRAC has mobilised an additional fund of $118,420 USD (BDT 1 crore/10 million) to begin a two-month long intervention for immediate recovery assistance to the flood-affected families. The intervention intends to improve access to water, sanitation, education, extend health services through medical teams, and repair and rebuild damaged homes across four of the affected districts.
  • Food and cash support was already provided to total of 4,335 vulnerable families across nine upazilas of six flood-affected districts. With a fund of $59,210 USD (BDT 5 million), immediate humanitarian assistance was ensured for these people through BRAC’s decentralised district and sub-district level emergency response teams.
  • During the early on-set of this emergency period, BRAC also provided dry food, cash packages and WASH support to 9,809 households at 36 of the worst affected upazilas across 13 districts.
  • As a part of the initiative to improve access to water and sanitation in the flood affected communities, 22 latrines, 27 shallow hand tube wells and 4 bathing cubicles were installed for the flood-affected families.
  • In Kurigram Sadar upazila, 50 households received fodder packages to feed their livestock.