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GP distributing Tk 10cr relief among flood-hit people

27 Aug 2017, 21:03

Online Desk

Dhaka: Grameenphone has started a relief operation of Taka 10 crore for the victims of the ongoing flood across Bangladesh. 

The funds will go towards the preparation of relief packs for distribution through its disaster response partner Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), said a GP press release on Sunday. 

Grameenphone started to distribute reliefs in most affected 10 districts from August 23 with help of BDRCS. GP plans to provide food to over 53,000 families and medical treatment to 12,000 people in next few weeks. 

Initially, the company has distributed relief packs comprising of foods and other essentials among 5,100 families in different districts. The packs have each been prepared with provisions to feed a 4-member family for 15 days. 

Water purifying units have already been deployed, supporting over 5,000 families with 44,345-liter clean drinking water. In addition, medical teams have also started working in the hardest hit flood-affected areas. 

Grameenphone employees have also raised funds, which will be added to the money donated by the company, for use in the relief effort. GP employees in different regions are also extending their support to BDRCS during the relief distribution.

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