From early August, monsoon rains have brought severe flooding to Bangladesh, parts of Nepal and India.
Predicted to surpass the terrible floods of 1988, 52% of the country has been affected so far.
3.5–3.9 million people have been affected by the heavy rains and rivers which have burst their banks, threatening their lives and safety.
The water level is still rising.
Weather predictions of further rain and flash floods mean that this situation is only going to get worse. All the major rivers have already broken their banks or are at danger level.
The next 24 – 72 hours are critical with low lands of the capital city expected to be submerged within the next few days.