A joyless Eid for flood victims

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Eid no longer means joy for the residents of Borghuli in Kaliabor, as they have lost everything in the recent flood.

They lost their homes, croplands and livelihoods, and had to seek shelter in flood protection embankments and became scattered to different areas in the district for survival.

“We are struggling to manage food for everyone in the family for the last couple of months as the recent flood washed away all we had. Eid hardly means anything anymore,” said a flood victim of the village who is now living at a temporary flood shelter.

“We feel happy if we can manage just some rice and salt to eat for the whole family,” she said.

“Amid such destitute situation, the joy of Eid with new clothes and tasty food items seem too farfetched for us. Eid cannot make us happy anymore,” she added.

Talking to Pratidin Time, another flood victim of the same village had urged the authorities concerned to provide them relief materials and rehabilitation for their survival.

“Victims like us, who have lost everything in the recent flood in last one month, need more relief materials and rehabilitation so that we can return to our normal life,” he said.

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