MASTUL’S NEW INITIATIVE TO RENOVATE THE LIFE IN FLOOD-EFFECTED SYLHET
- Mastul Foundation |
- July 27, 2022
Flash floods caused by prolonged heavy rains in the Sylhet region evacuated thousands of families and affected millions of people. Many families have lost their homes, belongings, and livelihoods. MASTUL has launched a project to immediately repair flood damage in many ways for flood victims in the Sylhet region. MASTUL Foundation has already begun work towards this vision to rejuvenate the lives of flood-affected people and rebuild the floodplains of Sylhet to a new stage of sustainability.
A week of rain has caused devastating flooding in the northern part of Sylhet Division. May 11, 2022. According to the latest records, 41 adults and children were killed, 1 million homes were completely destroyed and 5 million were severely affected by the floods. Many people are working on urgent needs, but that doesn’t keep them on track. Homeless families are poor because their homes are not built properly. MASTUL Foundation has taken the initiative to empower 2,000 people to rebuild 1,000 homes destroyed by floods in the Sylhet region through their post-disaster management project named “Emergency Flood Damage Rehabilitation and Livelihoods for Flood Victims in Sylhet Region”.
On Wednesday 27th July 2022, MASTUL Foundation’s post-disaster management project of Emergency Flood Damage Rehabilitation has officially begun at the South Sunamganj Upazila office by supporting with materials to build houses for half a hundred families affected by the floods. Deputy Commissioner of Sunamganj Jahangir Hossain was the main guest. He said “The government continues to support vulnerable families. With the emergence of social organizations, the defenseless will be able to benefit more.” In this project, each family will receive 2 buns of tin and 20 bamboo sticks, as well as incidental expenses. And to make some helpless, and affected families self-sufficient, rickshaws, sewing machines, vans, and seeds of various crops including paddy, goats, cows, sheep, poultry, and boats will be given. So that the flood-affected communities can become self-independent.
MASTUL also has planned to raise awareness of the importance of disaster management and restoration of damaged social resources and pay attention to the response in the event of a flood. Therefore, Sylhet can prevent such confusion and will not be a victim of floods in the future……