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Muslim Aid Launches Emergency Appeal Following Flash Floods and Landslide Deaths in Bangladesh

Muslim Aid has launched an emergency appeal to support people affected by flash floods in the north of Bangladesh and landslides in the south. The northern districts of Sunamgonj, Netrokon, Sylhet and Maulavibazar have been affected by flashfloods, whilst in the south of the country, Cox's Bazaar and the Bandarban Districts have hit been devastated by landslides.

The situation is expected to deteriorate as the Bangladesh Meteorological Department forecast more rains to come in the region.

More than 60 people were killed in a series of rain-triggered landslides on June, 15, 2010 and almost 3,000 made homeless. Muslim Aid is working with staff and volunteers on the ground to provide food, water and shelter to people affected by the landslides and flooding.

Our Field Office in Bangladesh has sent teams to distribute emergency aid in  two of the most affected areas, Netrokon and Sunamgonj in the north and in Teknaf in the south and they are assessing long-term needs.

A spokesperson for Muslim Aid said: ‘The situation is growing worse by the day. Our priority is to provide clean water, shelter, food and essential items. We appeal to our donors to respond to the affected people in their hour of need.’

Muslim Aid has launched an immediate appeal and is working with staff and volunteers on the ground to bring vital aid to those affected by the disaster. An initial allocation has been made but we desperately need your donations to deliver more aid to those affected by the floods.

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