16 August 2017, Wed, 9:10

Flood victims are suffering severely because of insufficient reliefs

Secretary General calls for special assistance to the flood affected farm owners and cattle traders

Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 16th August, 2017 urging the government to provide special assistance to the flood affected peoples and the cattle traders.

“Almost 28 Northern districts of the country are suffering from acute floods. Along with the general peoples of these localities, the farm owners and the cattle traders have been affected severely due to this flood. The cattle traders and animal farm owners need special help and assistance now.

Ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Azha, the cattle traders and the farm owners were taking preparation to supply cattle for the sacrificial purposes. At that time, the nation is witnessing and experiencing massive floods. The houses and cattle farms have been submerged by the flood water. Even there is no dry place to keep the cattle in safety. Besides, there is acute crisis of cattle foods. Many cattle have died already in lack of food and overflow of water. This is why; the traders and the farm owners have to sell cattle in cheap price and subsequently have to face severe loss. Their dreams of life have been shattered. They will get new hope of lives if they are provided special assistance.

As if there is no relief in 28 flood affected northern districts from the government level. But verbally the ministers are claiming that there is no deficiency of relief. There is no similarity between their claims and the reality.

The real pictures of the flood affected areas are, local peoples have left their houses and took refuge in the shelter centers. They are passing days in starving. There are acute crisis of food, clothing, houses, drinking water, doctors and medicines in those areas.

In this backdrop, I am urging the government to provide special assistance to the cattle traders and also to send food, cloths, drinking water, medical team and medicines to flood affected peoples immediately.”