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In a century about 20 districts in the north-eastern part of Bangladesh have been hit by flash floods. About 10 million civilians have already been affected and left homeless by the floodwaters. About seventy people have already died prematurely due to the floods. The number of people affected by various flood-related diseases has risen.
Millions of villagers in remote areas struggle to obtain drinking water, shelter, medicine and food. About 50 percent of the houses have collapsed in affected areas, the villagers are still under waist-deep water, and the water is receding very slowly.
Many people were forced to take shelter on the roofs of their houses and the roads. Due to colossal flood water, there is not enough facility to transport people to a safer location. Major roads in affected regions of Bangladesh were submerged, leaving people stranded. Villagers waded through streets flooded up to their knees.
Heavy downpour for days together in the Meghalaya and Assam states of India has inundated thousands of villages. As a result, the major river systems of this region, the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, are overflowing.
Bangladesh, mainly its northern and northeastern districts, being situated directly below those rainstorm-hit Indian states, the floodwater from there has flowed downstream into Sylhet and Sunamganj as flash floods. But the torrential rains in those two districts during the last few days have compounded the flood situation further.
Heavy rains, mountain runoff in Indias Assam and Meghalaya, and devastating flooding in the Bangladesh greater Sylhet area last week. The flood also hit the Kurigram, Netrokona, Kishorgonj, Bharamanbaria and surrounding lowland districts in Northeastern regions 20 districts are flooded to different degrees. Unplanned embankments and climate change has been triggered worsened devastating flooding in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is mostly flat and low-lying, so short-term floods during the monsoon season are common and devastating floods hit the country every few years; almost 28% of the nation’s 160 million people live in coastal regions.
Last month May, 2022, a pre-monsoon flash flood triggered by water from upstream in India’s northeastern states hit Bangladesh’s northern and northeastern regions, destroying crops and damaging homes and roads. Stories of property and livelihood losses due to the two rounds of flooding emerge from the region. More than ten million people were affected by ‘double floods’ within a month in Bangladesh’s rural districts.
In fact, the sudden deluge has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the area. However, the extreme flood situation is not limited to only the northeastern districts. Reports coming from Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Sherpur and Sirajganj are also worrying as the rivers the Brahmaputra, Jamuna and other big and small rivers in those districts have been flowing above danger marks.
Flood Forecasting, Warning Centre, and the Met office have expressed that the situation may worsen. What are Bangladesh’s northern and northeastern districts faced with at the moment, a one-off experience? Or is it a rehearsal of something still worse to come? The situation could also deteriorate in other districts.
All the donations will be sent to flood-affected Bangladesh people to purchase food, medicine and other necessary commodities. We will engage Canadian High Commission, Bangladesh, to facilitate our program.
Therefore, under the above-mentioned humanitarian crisis, our humble appeal to all concerned is that any kind of donation and assistance will be able to save millions of flood-affected villagers of Bangladesh’s lives.
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Many thanks for your support and assistance.
PEACE AND JUSTICE ALLIANCE