BDRCS distributes humanitarian aid to 450 Santal families in Gaibandha

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), with support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) yesterday distributed humanitarian assistances to 450 Santal families, who were affected by recent events in Gaibandha.

Under the programme, each family received food ration for one month, non-food items and clothing to help them cope with the uncertain situation, according to a BDRCS press release here today.

The distribution covered over 2,000 people and was carried in line with the outcome of the field assessment of the essential needs and identification of the most vulnerable families in coordination with the local BDRCS Gaibandha unit and local administration.

The BDRCS and ICRC provide assistance on a purely humanitarian basis, as a support to people and communities striving to overcome consequences of violent situations.

The BDRCS has provided similar assistances to 130 families in Nasirnagar, Brahmanbaria last month.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)