Torrential rain starting on 23 Jun 2012 resulted in floods and landslides, killing 139 people and causing the destruction of homesteads and significantly affecting ten districts in the northern and south-eastern parts of Bangladesh. More than 5 million people were affected by the floods, which damaged over 360,000 houses and 230,000 areas of crops. A total of 50,778 people were evacuated to 246 shelters. (IFRC, 15 Nov 2012).
On 10 Oct, a heavy tropical storm hit some remote islands of the coastal districts of Noakhali, Bhola and Chittagong, killing at 36 people and damaging over 24,000 houses (IFRC, 3 Dec 2012).