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Flood 2017 Recovery Program

 

Description of Disaster:

  • Type of flood: Monsoon flood
  • Date of commencement: 12 August 2017
  • No. of affected districts: 32
  • No. of affected sub-district: 213
  • No. of affected unions: 1,269
  • No. of affected municipalities: 51
  • No. of deaths: 150
  • No. of affected families: 1,730,000
  • No. of affected population: 8,021,000
  • No. of houses damaged or Destroyed: 756,963
  • No. of water points damaged: 70,098
  • Amount of crop land damaged (hectares): 650,000

 

Summarizes The Overall BDRCS Response:

Food security and livelihoods Sector

Emergency Phase:

  • Dry/cooked Food Distribution: Reached 7,493 families.
  • Food Package Distribution (funded by Grameen Phone): Food packages were distributed among 5,100 families in 10 districts.
  • Food distribution by Swiss RC fund:4,222 families of Gaibandha and Sunamganj districts received seven-day food packages.
  • Response of local Units: Red Crescent Units  provided emergency dry food and cooked food using their own resources in 10 districts.

Early Recovery Phase:

  • Food package distribution: BDRCS reached 71,432 families in 30 districts with food packages.
  • Cash Grant: BDRCS distributed cash for food to 5,000 families in 5 most affected districts BDT 1,400 (CHF 16)per family.
  • Multipurpose cash grants:13,329 flood affected families in most severely affected districts received cash grants of BDT4,000 (CHF 50) and eight types of vegetable seeds per family.

 

Shelter/NFI Sector:

Emergency Phase:

  • Tarpaulin distribution: During 20-27 August 2,000 tarpaulin kits (consisting of 4m x 6m tarp, rope, candles and matches) were distributed to the most affected families of 20 districts.

Early Recovery Phase:

  • Tarpaulins: BDRCS distributed tarpaulin to 5,000 families in 5 most affected districts.
  • Shelter materials: BDRCS distributed CGI sheets, shelter tools kits and blankets to 2,000 families in 5 districts.

 

WASH Sector:

Emergency Phase:

  • Drinking water distribution: BDRCS Mobilized Water Purification Unit and total 50,335 liters water were distributed to 7,380 families.
  • Jerry cans:6,000 jerry cans were distributed to the most affected families in 20 districts.
  • Tube wells:5,000 tube wells were repaired in Gaibandha.

Early Recovery Phase:

  • Jerry cans: BDRCS distributed jerry-cans  to 5,000 (2 pcs per family) families in 5 most affected districts.
  • Hygiene Parcels: BDRCS distributed hygiene parcels to 5,000 families in 5 most affected districts.

 

Health Sector:

Emergency Phase:

  • Distribution of Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS): Total 130,000 pcs ORS distributed among 13,000 flood affected families.
  • Water Purification Tablets (WPT) in 20 Districts:14,000 WPT were distributed to 7,000 families.

Early Recovery Phase:

  • Medical team deployment: BDRCS mobilized more 18 mobile medical teams and assisted more than 18,000 people with medical assistance from mid-August to mid-September 2017.

 

CGI Sheet, shelter toolkits & Blanket Distribution:

  • CGI Sheet procured for 2,000 family (18 pcs/family & total 36,000 pcs).
  • Blanket: 4,000 (2 pcs/ family).
  • Shelter tool kit: 2,000 sets.
  • Delivered at 5 districts under Flood Operation.

 

CGI Sheet Distribution:

Name of the District

Number of beneficiary

Distributed

Distribution date

Unclaimed

(From 1st Distribution)

Redistribution date

In Total Distribution

Tangail

244

218

6&7 Dec 2017

26

30 Jan 2018

244

Jamalpur

723

678

10,12 to 14 Dec 2017

45

18 & 19 Jan 2018

723

Gaibandha

483

460

10 & 12 Dec 2017

23

3 Feb 2018

483

Dinajpur

302

293

11 to 13 Dec 2017

9

31 Jan 2018

302

Kurigram

248

245

11 & 13 Dec 2017

3

25 Jan 2018

248

Total

2,000

1,894

 

106

 

2,000

 

Procurement Information of CGI Sheet, shelter toolkits & Blanket:

  • Tender launch: 17th October 2017
  • Bid Received: 24th October 2017.
  • Bid submitted: 4 companies
  • Tender Opened on: 25th October 2017.
  • Test report on pre-samples: 1st November 2017.
  • CoC meeting and file sent to KL for approval: 6th November 2017.
  • Technical Approval received from KL: 11th November 2017
  • Purchase order signed: 15th November 2017.
  • Delivery completed within the deadline: 27th November 2017.
  • Final lab test (Post sample) result received: 24th December 2017

(Shelter tool kit & Blanket were purchased under framework agreement from Kuala Lumpur)

 

Challenges for CGI Sheet Distribution:

  • Inspection procedure (lab testing) took longer time than expected.
  • BDRCS faced challenges to store CGI sheets in the district branch as well as in the communities.
  • Due to different mode of transportation delivery to distribution points took longer time then estimated.
  • People those who got CGI sheet and shelter support want to have cash money too, to repair their houses.

 

BDRCS Hotline:

  • Beneficiaries and others people can give opinion, suggestions or complaint by using the newly opened (Effective from December 6, 2017) hotline number: +880 1811 458524

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