Church agencies and Christian organizations have been helping casualties of recent flooding that left many thousands marooned in the north and upper east of Bangladesh.
Caritas in Dinajpur, one of the worst affected areas provided food and clothes to some 4,500 people residing in dozens of flood shelters. Meanwhile, Caritas in Rajshahi has offered meals to 1,500 people.
Church parishes, schools and boarding hostels have been flood shelters for many individuals all through August. Churches and Christian groups have spoke to Christians to offer money and daily essentials for flood victims.
“We couldn’t do much to help victims at this stage, except supply food to flood shelters. Flood damage has been enormous, and we would like to offer complete rehabilitation package to victims. All will depend on the generosity of donor agencies,” Uzzal Ekka, program officer of Disaster Management at Caritas Dinajpur as told.
The Bangladesh Christian Association (BCA), the nation’s biggest Christian forum, has additionally collected aids and began dissemination among surge casualties.
“We are distributing lungi and saris for the victims. We have also collected more money, so we can buy more items as necessary. Since Eid-ul-Azha is approaching, we have focused on new clothing as Eid gifts for victims,” Nirmol Rozario, BCA president told
Triggered by heavy monsoon rain and high water levels coming downstream in rivers from India, flooding has influenced 7.6 million and killed 137 individuals in Bangladesh, according to the nation’s Disaster Management office.
Around 689,800 houses and harvests on 11,400 hectares of grounds have been pulverized.
Around 41 million individuals in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan have been affected by a portion of the most noticeably bad flooding in decades, as indicated by United Nations.