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Current Emergencies

Bangladesh Floods - Emergency Appeal

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.

  • Over 290,000 families are displaced, seeking refuge in makeshift shelters as their homes lie submerged.
  • Over 60 people have already died with the death toll rising each day. Many deaths remain unreported. The risk of infection and disease is high.
  • Railways and roads are flooded and crops have been destroyed, leading to a breakdown in communication and local resources.
  • A high number of casualties and permanent and long-term infrastructure damage is expected.

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.

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Bangladesh Floods - Emergency Appeal