3 July 2017, Mon, 8:16

Flood situation worsen in Sylhet and Northern districts; Jamaat Ameer calls for assistance

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Maqbul Ahmad has issued the following statement on 3rd July, 2017 expressing deep concern as the flood situation in several districts have been deteriorated and also making a call to all Jamaat leaders, activists and supporters to stand by the side of the flood affected peoples.

“Peoples in flood affected area are leading a miserable life. Relief and assistances should be sent to them immediately.

The water level has been increased due to heavy rain and rush of water from upstream in Kushiara and Teesta River and caused flood in Sylhet and its neighboring districts including Moulovibazar and northern districts of Rangpur and Nilphamari. Around 0.4 millions of peoples of Sylhet and Moulovibazar districts became waterlogged. Local administration has suspended academic activities in 300 schools and Madrasa of the area. Off the 13 Upazilas of the district, 6 Upazilas including Biyanibazar, Fenchuganj, Balaganj, Osmaninagar, Golapganj and Dakhin Shurma have been submerged by the flood water.

Water in Teesta River is now flowing over the danger level that caused flood in Gongachora of the Rangpur district, Joldhaka Upazila of the Nilphamari district and Hatibandha of the Lalmonirhat district. In these disaster-affected areas, local peoples have taken shelter in various shelter centers and nearby relative’s houses. Many of them have been affected by the water-prone diseases. The flood victims are suffering from severe crisis of drinking water, essential commodities, treatment and medicines. Government’s assistances in response are very inadequate. Peoples are sighing and crying for help and assistance.

I am urging the government to immediately send food, drinking water, clothes, medicines and other essential commodities in the flood affected areas on emergency basis. Besides, I am calling upon the affluent peoples, voluntary organizations, particularly Jamaat leaders and activists of the flood affected area, to extend their hand of cooperation to the flood victims.”