GP, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society distribute relief among flood-hit people
Grameenphone (GP) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) have distributed relief among the flood-affected people. GP has been facilitating flood-affected communities in partnership with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to help fight the ordeal through relief and rehabilitation efforts, said a media release. It said four medical camps have hence been deployed in Netrokona, Sylhet, and Sunamganj, providing medical consultancy and necessary medicines to the flood-affected people in the nearby impacted upazilas free of cost. Read: BTRC places indefinite suspension on GP SIM card sale The teams have been dedicated to working from June 29 and are expecting to offer treatment to more than 6 thousand patients throughout the 10-day initiative, finishing on July 8. Till July 3, a total of 2,173 patients have been treated through four medical teams. Netrokona Sadar, Barhatta, Kalmakanda, Dakshin Surma, Kanaighat, Osmaninagar, Balaganj, Bishwanath, Companiganj, Gowainghat, Bishwambarpur, and Sunamganj Sadar are the upazilas that are set to be covered under this collective effort from Grameenphone and BDRCS. Read AIBL donates Tk10 crore to PM's relief, welfare fund Besides the medical camps, soon, there shall also be 15 thousand food relief packs distributed among 15 thousand families as one week's essential food supply for each family. Earlier, GP offered 10 minutes of free talk time for its users struggling in the inundated areas to help them reach out to meet survival needs. "The sudden flash flood brought a grave crisis in the north and north-eastern belt of our nation. While our team, in collaboration with regulators, local administration, defence forces and network operating partners, fought hard to restore the emergency mobile network lifeline and connectivity to the people when they needed it the most; we have also simultaneously assessed the distressed communities' healthcare and food support needs and managed to stand by them. I am thankful to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for helping us reach out to the people through emergency response." - said Yasir Azman, GP CEO. Read National Bank donates Tk11 crore to PM's relief, welfare fund
National Bank donates Tk11 crore to PM's relief, welfare fund
National Bank has donated Tk11 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund for the flood-hit people. On behalf of National Bank Chair Monowara Sikder, her son Rick Haque Sikder and daughter Pervin Haque Sikder handed over a cheque to Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, principal secretary to the prime minister, at the Prime Minister's Office Monday. Also read: PM: Connectivity is key to national development Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the ceremony online. The Bangladesh Association of Banks donated over Tk300 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund at the ceremony, according to a media statement. Read AIBL donates Tk10 crore to PM's relief, welfare fund
Concert for flood-hit people at DU begins Monday
A two-day concert for helping the flood-hit people of northeastern districts of the country will begin at Dhaka University's (DU)Teacher Student Center (TSC) premises on Monday. The concert has been arranged by teachers and students of the university under an initiative named 'All Cultural and Social Organizations of Dhaka University are with the flood-hit people'. Read:More rain forecast, but flood situation in 11 districts likely to improve Sunday Former DU senate member Golam Quddus is the convener of the event, while Mass Communication and Journalism department Professor Robayet Ferdaus and General Secretary of Dhaka University Teacher’s Association (DUTA) Professor Nijamul Hoque Bhuiyan have been made the member secretary and adviser of the event respectively. A press conference was held around 1:30pm on Sunday at Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (DUJA) to invite people to come forward to help the flood-hit people by attending the concert. Member Secretary of the initiative Professor Robayet Ferdaus said that the word ‘relief’ is not appropriate as the country belongs to all the citizens of this land. “People provide taxes for the betterment of the country and it's the legal right of the people to get the help," he said. Robayet added that DU is a public university which runs with the funding based on taxes paid by people. So it’s DU’s responsibility to give a hand to the flood-hit people. He hoped that everyone from the DU family will take part in this initiative. "Since the early days, DU has been contributing for the wellbeing of the country’s people and this time we’ve stood together once again to help the flood-hit people of the country,” said Acting Director of TSC Ali Akbar. Renowned bands like Warfaze, Ark, Ashes, Viking, Sonar Bangla Circus and Sohojia will perform. Read: Soaring prices of dry food another blow to flood-hit Beanibazar residents "Most of the country’s popular bands have agreed to join us," said Quddus. The entry fee of the concert has been fixed at Tk 300 and the entire amount will go to the flood-hit people. The concert has been scheduled to be held from 2:00 pm to 10:00pm.
Post-flood erosion renders many homeless in 10 Faridpur villages
With the recession of floodwater, erosion on the banks of Madhumati River has taken a serious turn in Alfadanga upazila of Faridpur district, causing further worry among the flood-hit people of the upazila.
Dozens dead, people starving, roads collapsing, relief inadequate in 3 northern districts
Residents of three northern districts who were among the first to bear the brunt of flooding caused by onrushing waters from upstream rivers saw no respite Sunday, as large parts of Kurigram, Shariatpur and Sunamganj remain inundated, with millions still marooned and their lives in dire straits.