The Masonic Charitable Foundation has donated £20,000 to Plan International UK to support survivors of the recent Bangladesh floods. This grant will provide urgently-needed humanitarian assistance to thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by the flooding.
The floods have affected more than 7.5 million people, including 114 known to have lost their lives. An estimated 600,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed, with damage to 6,640km of roads and other vital infrastructure, with hundreds of thousands of hectares of crops lost.
The £20,000 grant will provide vital supplies for the many thousands of displaced people; including blankets, mosquito nets, water buckets and personal hygiene products, which will be distributed in Kurigram District, which has been hit especially hard by this disaster.
Rose Caldwell, Chief Executive of Plan International UK, said:
“We’re hugely grateful for this generous contribution to Plan International’s disaster response in Bangladesh. These funds will make an enormous difference to hundreds of families affected by the devastating floods and help them get back on their feet by providing urgent essentials like hygiene products, water buckets and mosquito nets.”