A total of 10 lakh 21 thousand 734 families in 31 districts have been inundated in Bangladesh due to the floods caused by the recent heavy rains and water flows of up steams.
According to the information received from the flood-hit district administrations till July 26, the number of flood-affected upazilas is 154 and the number of unions is 917. The number of waterlogged families is 10 lakh 21 thousand 734 and the number of affected people is 46 lakh 57 thousand 728 people.
According to the statement, so far, Tk 3.37 crore has been allocated in cash and Tk 2.4 crore has been distributed among the flood victims.
It further said that 12,610 metric tonnes of rice has been allocated for distribution so far and 7,630 metric tonnes of rice has been distributed so far.
Tk 82 lakh has been allocated as baby food aid and Tk 35 lakh 94 thousand has been distributed so far. Tk 2.17 crore has been allocated for the purchase of cow food and the distribution amount has been Tk 6.84 lakh. One lakh 36 thousand packets of dried and other food items have been allotted and 90 thousand 612 packets have been distributed.
Besides, 300 bundles of wave tin have been allotted and 100 bundles have been distributed, Rs 9 lakh has been allotted for house grant and Rs 3 lakh has been distributed.
The flood affected districts are Dhaka, Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Faridpur, Munshiganj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, Netrokona, Jamalpur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Brahmanbaria, Rajshahi, Rangpur. Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj and Sunamganj.
The death toll from the floods has risen to 41 so far, the statement said. Of these, 15 died in Jamalpur, 1 in Lalmonirhat, 3 in Sunamganj, 1 in Sylhet, 9 in Kurigram, 4 in Tangail, 2 in Manikganj, 1 in Munshiganj, 1 in Gaibandha, 2 in Naogaon and 2 in Sirajganj district.
It said 1,590 shelters have been opened in flood-hit districts. So far, the number of people sheltered in the shelter is 6,294. The number of cattle brought to the shelter is 75,656. So far, 901 medical teams have been formed in the flood-hit districts and 365 are in operation.