Some 2, Dec. 2 -- affected casual labourers from Kurigram district received an insurance pay-out of Tk 2,700, the WFP said Wednesday.

This will contribute towards compensating them for their wage losses caused by flooding throughout July, August and September this year.

The World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations, Oxfam Bangladesh, and the Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd launched a new insurance scheme in July this year on a trial basis.

The purpose was to learn whether this could be useful to support casual agricultural labourers affected by a prolonged monsoon flood like the one that hit Bangladesh this year, said a media release.

The experience from this flood insurance trial will contribute towards designing more approp...