Flood victims get cash support from WFP in Gaibandha

Special Correspondent, Gaibandha : 57 Time View :
Update : Monday, July 8, 2024

As many as 20000 flood affected families of four upazilas of the district got cash support from the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) to pass their days without economic trouble during the emergency.

Overall flood situation in hard to reach chars located at eastern side of the Brahmaputra river and riverbasins at western side of the river deteriorated as the river was flowing 89 cm over the danger level at Fulchharighat point of the district

Due to flood a total of 67, 729 families of Sundarganj, Sadar ,Fulchhari and Saghataupazilas of the district  were marooned creating untold sufferings. Many of them took shelter on the flood control embankment with their belongings including domestic animals and poultry birds passing their days miserably for want of edible food and pure drinking water.

Taking this in view, WFP and its partner organization GanaUnnayan Kendra (GUK)stood beside the flood victims with cash support to mitigate their sufferings.

Accordingly, the cash support of TK 10 crore was distributed to 20,000 flood affected families of the upazilas. To get the cash support without any hassle and criticize, WFP used modern technology.

The money was transferredto the selected beneficiaries each through their bkash account. Each of the beneficiaries got TK 5,000 from WFP, the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies a few days back.

Assistant commissioner of the district administration and district relief and rehabilitation officer (DRRO) acting Md. Jewel Miah said this cash support of WFP would help the flood affected families pass their days without economic trouble.

After getting the cash support from the international organization, the beneficiaries expressed their gratefulness to the WFP for standing beside them with cash support to mitigate their sufferings caused by flood.

The elite of the district highly lauded the cash support distribution activity by the WFP as the cash would help the flood victims purchase the essentials period and run their families without economic trouble during the emergency.

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