BDRCS and IFRC high officials Visit Flash flood affected Taherpur, Sonir Haor area, Sunamgonj district, Sylhet

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society - Health Services

April 30, 2017

Relatively early monsoon rains have inundated vast areas of low paddy fields just before harvest rendering many struggling for livelihoods in Sunamgonj.


To assess the present needs of those flood affected area Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and IFRC Bangladesh Country Office have made a visit to North-East Flash flood affected area jointly at Bishompur and Taherpur Upazila under Sunamgonj District to observe the current situation of affected areas.

BDCRS Secretary General BMM Mozharul Huq, ndc led the team accompanied by the Azmat Ula, Head of Bangladesh country office.


As reported by Government, 88 unions of 11 Upazilas have been badly affected mostly the low laying paddy field. This community people depend whole the year on that paddy field to feed their family. This unusual situation may hamper their future livelihood activities as well.


During this visit Sunamgonj Red Crescent Unit Vice-Chirman Advocate Aftab Uddin, Secretary Advocate Pir Motiur Rahman, Taherpur Upazila chairman Kamrul Islam, Executive Committee member Advocate Rois Uddin Ahmed, Emdadul Huq Shahjahan, Rahul Day Paplu, and Sr. RCY Seruzzaman, Tanvir accompanied with the team.


Before paying visit to Taherpur Upazila various issues related to present situation in Sunamgonj has been discussed with the EC committee and other renowned local leaders early in the morning. After that high officials visits the affected people, discussed and assessed their emergency needs.


According to secondary sources, people in distress there are left with no option for recouping their losses immediately. They would require financial and food assistance until the next Boro Season.


Haor areas, if not inaccessible have difficult communication network. A natural calamities like flash floods does make the situation even more difficult.

BDRCS & IFRC Sunamgonj tour in snapshots