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Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2016

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At least 820,000 people have been affected by the floods in Bangladesh and the situation is deteriorating on a daily basis. Dangerously high river levels have forced thousands of people from their homes. River levels are forecast to continue rising over the next few days. Many families are living under the open sky and there are shortages of clean water, food, medicine and fuel. The Bangladesh Red Crescent is distributing food in seven affected districts: Kurigram, Bogra, Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat and Sunamganj. (IFRC, 29 Jul 2016)

As of 3 August, some 3.2 million people across 16 districts of Bangladesh were affected by monsoon-induced floods that began around 22 July. 42 deaths were recorded and 38 officially confirmed, including mostly drowned minors, as nearly 7,400 people sought refuge in 69 flood shelters. Some 250,000 houses were destroyed or damaged. The affected populations are mainly in need of food, water and emergency shelter. More than 300,000 people are stranded in Shariatpur and Faridpur districts. (ACAPS, 03 Aug 2016)

On 11 August, HCTT Humanitarian Response Plan, requiring US$ 13,620,052, was presented to the HCTT. 3.7 million people across 19 districts of Bangladesh are affected by monsoon-induced floods. 106 people died to date as a consequence of the floods...[As of] 7 August, 16,770 houses/homesteads were reported completely lost with a further 65,156 partially damaged by erosion. The districts which have experienced the greatest impact of the floods are: Jamalpur, Kurigram, Sirajgonj, Tangail, Gaibanda. Together, these 5 districts account for more than 70% of the affected people. (Humanitarian Coordination Task Team, 15 Aug 2016)

As of September, roughly 4.2 million people have been affected by flooding in at least 19 districts since July, according to the government and aid agencies. The flooding has wiped out entire villages and crops, sending farmers deeper into debt. (IRIN, 8 Sept 2016)

WFP, together with UNICEF, is responding to significant monsoon flooding in the north-west of Bangladesh. Food Security, Nutrition and WASH assistance will be provided to 150,000 people following confirmation of funding from the United Kingdom. The joint response has been informed by a Multi-sector Rapid Needs Analysis undertaken in August. WFP will provide food assistance to 42,500 people in the four most affected districts with unconditional cash transfers for three months beginning in November. (WFP, 30 Sept 2016)

On 16 August, an Emergency Appeal was launched for CHF 1,637,374, to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to scale up the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 105,000 people. By the end of October, BDRCS-led assistance had reached 62,000 people. (IFRC, 18 Nov 2016)