Employees volunteer for relief work and build-back efforts

This year, about 7.2 million people have been severely affected by devastating flash floods since May 2022. A second wave started around 15 June in nine northeastern districts of Bangladesh: Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Kishorganj, Netrakona, Brahmanbaria, Mymensing and Sherpur. But the damage to life, in terms of deaths, injuries and diseases, has been particularly pronounced in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts.

On 2 July 2022, Intertek Bangladesh volunteers contributed to relief activities in Sunamganj district, one of the worst affected districts in Bangladesh, to help flood victims by donating towards their basic needs and essentials. Volunteers travelled almost 270 kilometres from Dhaka city to the flood-affected areas to participate in the relief efforts. Intertek Bangladesh employees demonstrated the spirit of voluntary giving through their sincere efforts to alleviate people’s distress in their hour of need.

About 350 flood-affected families across five villages (Mainpur, Haluaghat, Rahmaatpur, Jagannathpur & Vatgoan) of Surma Union received relief aid from Intertek volunteers. Upazila Chairman Mr Khairul Huda Chopol, District Cooperative Officer Mr Basir Ahmed, and Upazila Cooperative Officer Mr Bijut Ranjan Kar were present during the distribution.