Flood Relief Distribution- 2022 Program for Flood-Prone People in Sylhet
sponsored by INNER-WHEEL Club of Dhaka North West
Heavy rains starting Wednesday 11 May 2022 exacerbated the flood scenario. Flash floods caused by prolonged heavy rains in the Sylhet region evacuated thousands of families and affected millions of people. Many counties of Kanaighat, Gowainghat, Companyganj, Jaintapur, Zakiganj, Sylhet Sadar, Fenchuganj, and Sylhet as well as some counties of the Sunamganj districts were flooded, Many families have lost their homes, belongings, and livelihoods. According to the latest records, more than 300 villages and roads in Companiganj in Sylhet, Gowainghat, and Upazilas in Jaintapur were flooded. 42 emergency shelters for flood victims have been opened in Gowainhat. 41 adults and children were killed, 1 million homes were completely destroyed and 5 million were severely affected by the floods. About 90% of the Upazila residents were stranded. MASTUL has many years of experience, especially in flood and post-flood emergencies and disaster management. Based on years of experience, especially in relief distribution, MASTUL dispatched an emergency response team to initiate an emergency food distribution in the affected area of Sylhet, Bangladesh. After several days of work, MASTUL, in consultation with local administrations, selected specific areas for more intensive work with flood victims.
The third round of flash floods in the northeastern part of the country also wreaked havoc in the Sunamganj district of Division, affecting hundreds of thousands of households. The Inner Wheel Club of Dhaka North West has always stood by the MUSTUL Foundation by using its funds for emergency relief programs . The MASTUL Foundation has provided massive flood relief to thousands of flood victims with the help of the INNER-WHEEL Club. MASTUL had done its best to place dry and cooked food door-to-door for the drenched people. However, massive flood currents are a constant obstacle to their efforts.
• Location of the Programs:
The project was run in the most vulnerable areas of the Sylhet region like Jokiganj, Sunamganj, Gowainghat, Jaintapur, kanaighat Upazila, and so on.
3 thousand people of Flood-affected communities from Jokiganj, Sunamganj, Gowainghat, Jaintapur, and kanaighat Upazila.
• What kind of Relief had been provided by the program:
Food relief was dry food such as rice, lentils, purified water, soybean oil, flour, salt, dry rice, and mustard oil.
• What kind of activities have been performed during the program:
The MASTUL Team participated in the entire campaign with a strategic plan and disciplined way. The main activities were started in Sunamganj District.
• Story of Program Beneficiaries:
“আল্লাহ আমি এখন কি করুম? বানের জলে ভাইসা গেছে সব, তিন দিন ধইরা খাওনের কিচ্ছু নাই…. নিজেই খামু না বাচ্চারে খাওয়ামু?”
After 3 days of starving, Sabina could get the chance to have food. She explained her situation to MASTUL Team how she and her child suffering from hunger.
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