Thursday, August 9, 2007

Relief distribution in Faridpur, Bangladesh

The Law and Information Advisor of the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, Barrister Mainul Hosein, inaugurated on Tuesday the distribution of emergency relief food to 500 flood affected families in Faridpur District at Sadar Upazilla.

The effort which was part of a larger operation bringing relief to 2000 families in the district was organised by Concern Worldwide Bangladesh and FDA (Faridpur Development Agency) to assist families who have been forced to abandon their homes in the face of rising flood waters.

The Relief package which consisted of 5kgs of flattened rice, 1kg molasses, 5 packets of soya protein biscuits was distributed amongst the most severely affected families - many of which were rescued from Char land using search and rescue boats.

During the relief distribution along with Kieron Crawley, Country Director, Concern Worldwide Bangladesh Mr. Idris Khan, Regional Manager, Concern Worldwide Bangladesh, Mr. Azharul Islam (ED, Faridpur Development Agency), Mr. Kushum Dewan (SP Police), Mr. Iahiya Bhuya (DC) and Major Anis were present.

1 comment:

Maj Anis said...

Me Lt Col Anis, I was Maj Anis while I was at Faridpur. I remember the contribution of FDA and Concern world wide NGO. It was our hole hearted effort to save people life. Almighty Allah gave us chances to help people and we did accordingly. I remember DC Mr Yahia and other district administratio. I also thanks to all those media who took us to the distress people.