The inter-agency aid operation will bring food, sanitation and hygiene supplies, nutrition and health assistance to Rukban. Some 10,000 children will be vaccinated against Measles, Polio and other deadly diseases.
Since 1 April, the number of displaced people tops 190,000, nearly 20,000 fled last month alone. Humanitarian situation has been significantly deteriorating inside the city, protection for trapped civilians remains of high concern.
The first step in effectively addressing IDPs’ needs is for the government to systematically collect data on their number and situation, which currently is limited, contested and outdated, according to IDMC.
The cash transfers are an effective means to give the poorest access to food following the floods. Food is available in the markets, but the flood has stripped families of the purchasing power to buy it, said WFP.
Over 340,000 people were forced from their homes and 34,000 houses were destroyed. IFRC launched a $2.3 million appeal to help the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society provide humanitarian assistance to 97,000 people.