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Bangladesh: Disaster Relief

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 21242, tabled on 20 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government has offered any assistance to Bangladesh following recent flooding in that country.

Answered on

23 June 2022

I [Minister Ford] am deeply saddened by the impact of the recent floods in Bangladesh. The UK provided £195,000 to the START Fund Bangladesh in May to help during the first wave of flooding. In response to the most recent wave of flooding, the UK has contributed a further £442,500 to the START Fund. This funding will support the provision of cash assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, search and rescue operations, shelter management and provisional education materials.

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