UK provides over Tk 5cr for emergency relief to flood victims
Dhaka, June 22, 2022 (BSS) - The United Kingdom (UK) has released additional
emergency funding of £442,548 (over Taka five crore) to the support
communities affected by the ongoing floods in Sylhet division.
This emergency funding brings the UK's contribution to the flood relief
effort in recent weeks to £636,548 (over Taka seven crore), said a press
release issued by British High Commission here today.
"The new emergency funding we have released today will be used to support the
most vulnerable through cash assistance, shelter management, water and
sanitation, and educational materials," said the release quoting acting
British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Javed Patel.
"The devastation we have seen from flooding this year in Bangladesh has been
heartbreaking," he added.
The UK's funding has been allocated through Start Fund Bangladesh and will be
administered through Caritas Bangladesh, Christian Aid, Voluntary Association
for Rural Development and World Vision Bangladesh, the release added.