14 July 2019, Sun, 4:59

Flood situation worsens nationwide; Jamaat-e-Islami urges its manpower and the countrymen to help the flood victims

Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Maqbul Ahmad and its Secretary General Dr. Shafiqur Rahman have jointly issued the following statement on 14 July 2019 expressing deep concern over the deteriorating flood situation and subsequently urging the countrymen to come forward to help the flood victims.

“We are deeply concerned and worried as the flood situations across the country have worsened in last couple of days. Under the circumstances, we are calling upon the fellow countrymen to help and assist the flood victims.   

Due to torrential rains and continuous water flow from the upper stream, flood situation has been deteriorated in vast areas of the country including Rangpur, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Bogra, Sirajganj, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban districts. 

The sufferings of the local people know no bounds as their houses, religious and academic institutions, crops, vegetables, seeds and fisheries have submerged by the flood water. Millions of people are marooned due to flash flood and they are now facing acute crisis of food and drinking water as the government relief is insufficient. There are severe scarcities of foods, drinking water, doctors and medical facilities. Fisheries and livestock animals are also suffering in want of foods and shelters. These people must be taken to the nearest shelter centers on emergency basis. There are warning of different water-prone diseases like cholera, typhoid, diarrhea and other abdominal diseases to be spread over the flood affected areas. In this backdrop, foods, drinking water, doctors, nurses, medicines, household accessories and cashes should be sent in these areas immediately. Primarily, it is the obligation of the government to help these victims. But relief activities are not visible in the flood affected areas so far. 

It is our duties and responsibilities to help and assist the flood victims by providing the relief and other necessary kits. As such, we are urging the affluent people, voluntary organizations, NGOs and the leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami to take stand by the side of these flood affected people. We are also expecting that our government will play their due sensible role in this regard.