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Flood situation is deteriorating, PM urges for help


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged all individuals and organisations to stand beside the country’s flood victims with relief materials.“The Prime Minister has requested all individuals and organisations to stand beside the flood-hit people with dry foods and other relief materials,” the PM’s Press Secretary said in a press release.
The Prime Minister’s call came amid the deteriorating flood situation in the country’s 16 districts, leaving nearly 14.75 lakh people marooned and 14 dead as of Saturday.
Addressing at a function at Krishibid Institution, Sheikh Hasina also urged all to come forward to help the flood victims.
The overall flood situation in the worst hit districts across the country worsened further as major rivers there kept on overflowing on Sunday, inundating fresh areas and hitting hard the normal life and academic activities.
Meanwhile, Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said the concerned Disaster Managements and Relief Ministry are carrying out relief and rehabilitation work in line with the instruction of the Prime Minister.
Speaking at programme in the city, he said there are adequate food grains in stock in the country and those will be provided for the flood-hit people, no matter what amount is needed.
The government has already released Tk 5.50 crore and 13000 tonnes of rice for the flood affected districts.
Besides, Tk 5 lakh has been earmarked for each of the flood affected districts and the concerned district administrations can instantly send dry food for the people if new incidents of floods occurred.
The districts so far affected by floods are Sirajganj, Bogra, Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Sunamganj, Jamalpur, Faridpur, Rajbari, Tangail, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Manikganj and Rajshahi.


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