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Flood 2017 Recovery Program

 

Since 12 August 2017, heavy monsoon rains above the seasonal average have severely impacted the riverine region of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This resulted in intense flooding in almost two-thirds of Bangladesh from 13 August onward.

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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