Caritas Bangladesh came to the aid of almost 4,000 people affected by recent floods, in the diocese of Dinajpur and 1,550 families of the Diocese of Rajshahi will also be given aid soon.
"Food, tents and washing are the priority needs at this moment,” said Pintu William Gomes, a senior official with Caritas Disaster Management. And added that some had food for one time, but now they are completely dependent on external food support. An army team is working to provide food support, but reaching remote areas is difficult he said.
All parishes have made appeals to their congregations on behalf of flood victims, asking for donations of clothes and money. Tejgaon Parish, one of the largest in Bangladesh has already managed to collect clothes and money, said the parish priest and more are still donating.
Dinajpur Caritas offices are providing two meals a day to 204 displaced families (3,927 people) living in tents, Pintu William Gomes noted.
Mgr Gervas Rozario of the diocese of Rajshahi visited his flock and brought comfort to those who lost everything.
The recent surge in heavy rains have left thousands of people displaced in Bangladesh with at least 120 people killed.
Through its regional offices in the country’s eight dioceses, Caritas Bangladesh went immediately to work to bring relief and is planning further action in coordination with Caritas Internationalis.(AsiaNews)