TE24 Bangladesh Desk:
A media statement from the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh said that after the devastating flash floods that began in May, about 7.2 million people were severely affected and a second wave began on June 15 in nine northeastern districts of Bangladesh.
The affected areas are Sylhet, Sunamganj, Morvi Bazar, Habiganj, Kisoleganj, Netrokota, Brahmanbaria, Mymensingh and Shelpul.
Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulibazar, Habiganj and Netrokona have suffered the most. On July 2-3, a joint UN mission, humanitarian aid (European Union, United Kingdom) and NGO partners visited the flood-hit Siret and Sunamgangji districts, the statement said.
The mission’s goal was to ensure the impact and response of the flood, to show solidarity with the affected people and to express condolences.
The mission identifies the extent of the flood, talks to some of the affected people, talks to the major local governments to which the government has responded, and the scope and scope of government response provided by UN agencies. I was able to get insights. NGO.
Led by a strong government, a large-scale cooperative response is underway. The government has housed more than 472,000 people in about 1,605 shelters. Many of the most vulnerable people in the community we speak to receive the necessary food aid.
UN and NGO partners support these efforts by providing food assistance, drinking water, cash, first aid, water purification tablets, dignity and sanitation kits, and educational assistance to affected families.
UNICEF has redistributed 2.8 million in internal resources to meet emergency needs and has provided life-saving assistance to nearly one million people. WFP has distributed 85 tons of reinforced biscuits to 34,000 households in three districts.
UNFPA provides referral assistance for pregnant women to be hospitalized and has a midwife to provide 24-hour emergency maternity assistance. UNFPA operates a maternity hospital for pregnant women while they wait for delivery.
The WHO has provided 250,000 water purification tablets to infected people. Major national and international NGOs, led by the government, provide critical emergency response in the worst-affected areas, including providing emergency cash assistance, safe drinking water, shelter and sanitation facilities. I’m doing. The government has announced a welcome
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