Relief and Reconstruction work after repeated floods in Chakaria, Cox’sbazar

Yet, UBINIG field staff took boat to reach the villages and make an assessment of the immediate needs, talked to the communities about distribution of food items in and for immediate construction of the 4 badly affected Dai ghors.

The first phase of relief work could only be started on 1 September, 2015 and continued till 9 September. The first steps included formation of local committees, taking quotations for purchase of food items, making list of the most affected families (as the need was much higher) etc. The committee members included a Dai ma, woman Union Parishad member and a UBINIG staff. As most receipients were women, the committee was made with Dai ma and woman member of local government. According to plan, food relief was distributed in 17 villages among 850 families in 4 days and construction of 4 Dai ghors started simultenously. The point of distribution was Dai ghor or UBINIG centre.

Table 1: Distribution of food relief items

Distribution point Union # of villages # of H/H
Krishnapur Daighor B M Char 4 172
Mognamapara Daighor Badarkhali 5 239
Uttar Natun ghona Daighor Badarkhali 4 186
Paddaboti UBINIG centre Purbo Boro beula 4 255
Total   17 852

The food relief item included rice, potato and oil. People in this area do not take pulses in their regular food. More food relief will be distributed soon. A list is prepared for distribution of food among 100 families in Bandarban among the indigenous communities.

Daighor reconstruction

Among the four damaged Dai ghors 3 are completed with repairs and reconstruction to make it operational except where the water did not recede enough to start the work. In these Dai ghors the work has resumed. This is because the embankment is damaged and water flow continues during high tide and floods the village. But the Dai Mas are continuing the work through a neighbour’s house.

Flood Daighor and need assessment visit by UBINIG staff. An affected Dai Ma taking shelter on a higher road

Women and men lining up in front of a Daighor for taking relief. Dai Ma Ansara Begum taking lead in distribution of food relief in her area in Uttar Notun Ghona Dai Ghor

Women receiving food relief

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