Flash flooding has left hundreds of thousands of families with no livelihood until the next harvest in April 2018. The latest reports show a near total loss of Boro paddy, which means that life across the entire haor region has been paused. People are leaving everything and migrating to Dhaka. Livestock is being sold at dismal prices. Most of the schools are closed and even the children who can get to them cannot concentrate because there is no food at home.
We provided initial relief of BDT 160,725,000 to 66,000 families from our own funds. This included a day’s salary of all BRAC staff in Bangladesh. There are many more who need support though.
Our programme will provide 60,000 families with cash, 10,000 with livestock fodder and vaccinations, 5,500 students with a midday meal at school and 3,000 students with boat transport to school. This plan is based on our own rigorous examination of the situation of the worst-affected families, and consistent with technical expertise from the UN and the Government of Bangladesh.
Help us raise BDT 133,480,000 (USD 1,657,313) to take immediate action on a large scale.