5 September 2016 Waterlogging persists in Jessore, BRAC steps up
5 September 2016
Waterlogging persists in Jessore, BRAC steps up efforts in flood-affected areas
People in Keshabpur, Manirampur and Abhaynagar sub-districts of Jessore are still facing severe
waterlogging as a result of excessive rainfall and poor drainage systems. Many educational
institutions remain closed. Access to safe drinking water, latrines, and road transportation systems
have been disrupted. Thousands of people have been displaced and are residing in makeshift
The water level of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers are rising, and may continue to rise over the next
48 hours. The water level of the Ganges-Padma and Surma-Kushiyara rivers are receding.
Our response to date:
We have provided relief worth BDT 2,273,931 among 11,586 households in 34 sub-districts in over
14 districts to date.
We plan to open 20 child-friendly spaces, establish 400 sanitary toilets and 300 bathing spaces, and
distribute hygiene packages to 3,000 adolescent girls and women. Proper waste management
systems will be initiated in all shelters. We have allocated BDT 142,500 to establish 50 water-sealed
latrines for the displaced people in the sub-district of Dimla in Nilphamari.