Vol. 5 Num 1140 Mon. August 13, 2007  

Relief operations continues

Different social, political, cultural and rights organisations yesterday continued to distribute relief materials among the flood victims across the country yesterday.

Meanwhile, the German government has donated Tk 6.50 crore for flood-affected people through Caritas International. Caritas will provide 6,000 families with relief materials, including food and medicine.

Caritas has been conducting relief and rehabilitation activities in the worst flood-hit areas in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Netrakona, Sherpur, Sunamganj, Sirajganj, Natore, Madaripur and Gopalganj districts.

The staff and faculty members of Brac University (BU) donated their one day's salary amounting to Tk 1.52 lakh to Brac flood relief programme.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury handed over the cheque to Fazle Hasan Abed, president of BU Governing Board at Brac Centre.

Brac has already committed Tk five crore from its own resources and expects to raise funds of an additional Tk 15 crore from voluntary support for flood relief operations, says a press release.

Staffs of CARE Bangladesh have donated their one day's salary for flood-hit marginalised poor families living in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogra, Jamalpur, Sirajganj, Tangail, Sunamganj and Kishoreganj districts.

Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) yesterday distributed relief materials to flood-affected people in Brahmanbaria, Habiganj and Narsingdi as part of its ongoing relief operation.

Amin Mohammad Group also distributed relief goods, including water purifying tablets and dry foods, in Manda, Mugda and Savar areas yesterday.

Bangladesh Awami Jubo League and Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad distributed relief materials in different parts of Dhaka city.

Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka distributed cooked food among the flood-affected people who have taken shelter at Moulvibazar Community Centre in Lalbagh.

Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) urged all its members to donate their one day's earning to the party's relief distribution programme. CPB has been distributing relief materials in different parts of the country.

Bangladesh Students' Union, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote, Shujon, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Sheba, Samata, Dhaka University, People's Relief Committee, Workers Party of Bangladesh, Gaanchil Media Limited, Renaissance, Swaralipi Pathagar and Samaj Kalyan Sangstha also distributed relief materials in various parts of the country.

Our Jhenidah correspondent adds: Kaliganj Pourasava distributed food among 50 flood-hit families who have taken shelter at Zila Parishad auditorium.

Our Gaibandha correspondent reports: Dhaka University Teachers' Association (Duta), Red Crescent Society Gaibandha unit and Leprosy Control Mission distributed relief packages in different parts of the district.

BSS adds: A total of 110 medical teams of Bangladesh Palli Chikitsak Samity will provide medical care to flood victims.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Samity yesterday.

A team has already visited the flood-affected areas in Sirajganj, Narayanganj and Narsingdi districts.