World Food Programme assists flood victims in Bangladesh

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The World Food Programme says it has provided assistance to more than 275,000 people affected by flooding in Northern Bangladesh.

Using a combination of cash and food WFP urgently meets the basic needs of people whose homes and agricultural lands have been inundated.

Also to mitigate the impact of the severe flooding, the Government of Bangladesh and WFP have activated their forecast-based financing project for the first time.

This innovative approach uses weather forecasts to trigger early actions, such as cash transfers, that can help reduce the impact of natural disasters in conjunction with existing disaster relief interventions.

The Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief reports that 2.3 million people have been affected in 20 of Bangladesh’s 64 districts.

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