BDRCS, GP distribute food items to flood-hit families

Staff Correspondent

30 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

In collaboration with Grameen- phone, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has been distributing food packages among the 1 lakh households in 16 flood-hit districts of the country.

To date, it has distributed food packages (7kgs of rice, 1 kg of pulses, 1 liter of oil, 1 kg of sugar, 1 kg of salt in each package), said a press release.

Director of Disaster Response Department, BDRCS Md Mizanur Rahman said that Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has continued its humanitarian assistance activities for the welfare of the helpless and needy people affected by the floods since the onset of floods.

According to the Red Crescent authorities, 90,000 food packages have already been distributed, and the distribution of food packages to the remaining 10,000 families is underway, which will be completed this month.

Under the direct supervision of the Society's Disaster Response Department, food packages have been distributed in 16 flood-affected districts. The districts are: Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Jamalpur, Pabna, Faridpur, Mymensingh, Netrokona, Bogura, Rajbari, Naogaon, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Sirajganj.

Apart from distributing food packages to 1 lakh families in 16 flood-hit districts in collaboration with Grameenphone, BDRCS is contributing to many activities, including providing safe water, repairing tubewells, and free medical camps for health care, providing corrugated iron sheet and cash assistance to flood-affected people in flood-hit districts.