WFP PROVIDES EMERGENCY RELIEF TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN CHAKORIA
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Published on 15 August 2011

Dhaka - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with support from the Australian government through AusAID, has come to the assistance of 10,000 flood-affected people in Cox’s Bazar’s Chakoria upazila.

12 August 2011

 

WFP PROVIDES EMERGENCY RELIEF TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN CHAKORIA

Dhaka - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with support from the Australian government through AusAID, has come to the assistance of 10,000 flood-affected people in Cox’s Bazar’s Chakoria upazila.

Severe recent flooding across southern region of Bangladesh has left a vast number of ultra-poor people stranded, with no access to food and shelter. WFP has allocated 6 metric tons of high energy biscuits to 2,000 households in Koiyarbil, Loikkharchar, Kakara, and Boroitoli Unions of Chakoria upazila. 

WFP Representative Christa Räder thanked the Australian Government and said,“The flood water has left thousands of ultra-poor households in the upazila stranded and without access to their cooking facilities. The assistance of the Australian government has enabled us to respond quickly to provide assistance to these vulnerable families who are in urgent need of food.” 

Each household will be provided with 3 kg of fortified biscuits. The biscuits will serve as a vital source of food and nutrition for the severely vulnerable people affected by the floods while they wait for the waters to recede. 

 “WFP stands ready to assist the Government with further support, and we have already sent our staff members to the area to monitor and asses the situation, ” said Ms. Räder. 

WFP in collaboration with the Government and through its local NGO partner, Muslim Aid, will organize the distributions and be involved in the futher assessment and monitoring of the flood affected communities.