Social media influencer, Firoz Hasan of Free Motion, has taken a personal initiative to stand by the flood victims of Sylhet and Sunamganj. As a content creator, Hasan met people in distress and felt that the plight of these people should be highlighted. At one point, he thought of making videos and uploading them on social media.
The UK has released additional emergency funding of £442,548 (over Tk 5 crore) to support communities affected by the ongoing flood in Sylhet division.
At least 42 people have died in the devastating floods that have hit the country’s northern and northeastern districts, while lakhs are stranded as new areas are inundated every day.
More and more districts are being flooded in the country, and the affected people are in desperate need of regular relief items. Since a large
Severe flooding in the northeast of Bangladesh has left millions stranded in greater Sylhet including Sunamganj. Both human and animal lives are at stake, with almost no access to food, shelter or safety for days at a stretch. Various rescue organisations including Animal Rescuers Bangladesh are trying to access these flood-affected regions to provide necessary assistance to the survivors.
A man who was injured yesterday (June 20, 2022) while trying to collect relief dropped from an Air Force helicopter at Tahirpur upazila in Sunamganj died this morning (June 21, 2022) in hospital.
Bidyanondo Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to help poor communities of Bangladesh. As a part of the emergency response for the flash floods in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Kurigram and Netrokona, Bidyanondo teams have been helping to distribute food and water purification tablets amongst the people of the flood affected areas. Due to flash floods and torrential rain, 13 lakh people have been stranded in the peripheries of Bangladesh, and Biyanondo is one of the names that came to immediate rescue.
At least nine people died due to flood, lightning and electrocution in Sylhet division.