Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- BRAC, as an immediate response to cyclonic storm Aila, has approved BDT 100 million from its own fund for primary relief activities.

BRAC has already started distributing pure drinking water, water purifying tablets, rice flakes and molasses in the affected regions, a press statement said on Wednesday.

Cyclone Aila caused massive destruction and devastation in the southern and south-western part of Bangladesh.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-27May09-11:53 pm (BST)