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12:00 AM, August 23, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 23, 2007

More donation, relief for flood victims

Different government and non-government bodies, political parties and social organisations continue to distribute relief materials among the flood victims yesterday.
Besides, foreign countries have provided succour for the flood-affected people.
GERMANY
Germany donates further Tk 1.3 crore for the flood victims. The German Foreign Office allocated further Euro 91,600 (Tk 84 lakh) to Care International on Monday. Care will support 8,300 worst-hit families with non-food items like medicines and building materials in Kurigram, Gaibandha and Sirajganj.
The German Embassy agreed to donate additional Euro 50,000 (Tk 46 lakh) to the Aerzte fuer die Dritte Welt Organisation. They will distribute foods, clothes and medicines among the flood-affected people in Sirajganj and Dhaka.
KUWAIT
The government of the State of Kuwait sanctioned $1 million on a priority basis for the flood victims.
The amount has been provided to Kuwait Red Crescent Society for carrying out emergency relief and rehabilitation work in the worst affected areas of the country.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Cultural Centre, Hong Kong, (BCC, HK), a cultural organisation of Bangladesh Community in Hong Kong, volunteered to collect $5,000 and donated the sum to Chief Adviser's Relief and Welfare Fund.
Bangladesh Scouts in assistance with UNDP started preparing oral saline at its headquarters in Kakrail in the city. They will prepare 10 lakh packets of oral saline at five centres.
Besides, Rover Scouts will also distribute fast growing vegetable seeds among the distressed farmers.
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad started distributing relief materials among the flood-affected people in different districts.
Maulana Bhashani Medical College and Hospital organises free medical camps for rendering services to the flood victims in Dhaka and its adjoining areas. As many as 1797 flood victims received treatment and medicines at the camps free of cost.
A 25-member medical team of Institute of Child and Mother Health has started providing free healthcare services among the flood victims at Amulia village at Demra from August 18.
The team provided 650 children and 400 mothers with treatment and medicines.
Dhaka Community Hospital also started providing free healthcare services among the flood-hit people of Jamalpur, Tangail, Sirajganj, Bogra, Gaibandha and Kurigram from August 17.
Kaligonj Upazila Scouts Unit distributed 2 kg rice, 1 kg potato and 200 grams lentil among 101 flood-stricken families yesterday in front of Naldanga Bhusan Pilot Secondary School in Kaligonj.
Demra-Shyampur-Pani Bidyut Aday Sangram Committee distributed 1000 handmade breads among the flood-hit people of Shahid Nagar on Tuesday.
Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank has also donated to the Chief Adviser's Relief and Welfare Fund recently.

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