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Relief comes late to Rangamati
Relief distribution activities in the landslide-ravaged areas of Rangamati are proceeding at a sluggish pace.
The local administration has yet to prepare a list of people affected by the disaster.
A Sunday visit to several shelters in Rangamati town at Rangamati Radio Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation office and Rangamati Government College revealed members of the army distributing cooked food and providing healthcare to affected people.
During the visit, locals aired their grievances saying that lunch was served late, at around 3pm. Mothers with infants are the most susceptible to malnutrition.
Hosne Ara from Vedvedi, who took refuge in Rangamati Radio Centre, said: “The army gives us food. But there is very little water to drink in the shelter.”
Sumi Akhter, at Rangamati Government College, said they receive dry foods in the morning and cooked food in the afternoon.