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18 Aug 2017 description
report Plan

Plan International has launched a multi-country response to flooding in the South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal that has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced millions.

Plan International is providing humanitarian relief support to children and families in India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have lost their homes, personal belongings and livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains.

18 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

CARE teams provide relief in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh

Geneva, August 18, 2017. As massive flood waters sweep through the countries of Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, CARE is assisting affected people in all three countries with relief supplies. CARE teams have dispatched food, water, shelter materials, hygiene kits and household supplies to areas where people sought shelter and safety. Overall, approximately 16 million people have been affected across Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Plan

BANGKOK – Global child rights organization Plan International is providing humanitarian relief support to children and families in India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have lost their homes, personal belongings and livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains in the South Asian countries.

17 Aug 2017 description

Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 18 August 2017 — A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across large areas in South Asia, with more than 16 million people affected by monsoon floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

“This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years and urgent action is needed to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by these devastating floods,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director for Asia Pacific, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

17 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin is issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has requested International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to launch disaster relief emergency fund (DREF). BDRCS also accepts direct local and international assistance to provide support to the affected population.

The situation

17 Aug 2017 description
  • The major rivers in the northern and central region of Bangladesh continue to flow above the danger mark in many places, new areas in the central region are inundated.

  • The death toll has increased to 107, with 3.9 million people affected.

  • Initial assessments indicate drinking water, food, and health support are immediate needs. The Humanitarian Country Task Team has called an emergency meeting on 19 August to discuss the situation.

17 Aug 2017 description
report Start Network


As of 17 August, an estimated 20 out of a total 64 districts have been affected by floods. The situation was raised as a concern on 11 August. An estimated 3.5–3.9 million people have been affected. The affected districts span north, northeast, and southeast Bangladesh. As neighbouring upstream countries are also experiencing major flooding, floods are expected to continue.

17 Aug 2017 description

At a glance

No of affected districts- 24

No of affected sub-district- 106

No of affected unions- 672

No of affected municipality-34

No of death- 54

No of affected families- 832,348

No of Affected Population - 3,917,184

No of house damaged- 531,517

No of temporary shelter opened- 1,392

No of people have taken shelter- 282,479

No of Crops land damaged (Hectare.) -309,542

16 Aug 2017 description
  • Heavy monsoon rains have caused landslides and floods that killed over 200 people in recent days and displaced at least 2 million more across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • 31 districts (out of the country's 75) have been affected in Nepal, the worst in the past 15 years.
  • A third of Bangladesh is flooded, affecting as many as 3.9 million people in 20 districts. The situation is expected to worsen, as swollen rivers are carrying the flood water from upstream India into the low-lying and densely populated Brahmaputra delta.
16 Aug 2017 description

August 16, 2017: An estimated 1.7 million people in 20 districts of Bangladesh have been affected by flooding (1); the second round of monsoon floods to hit the country this year. As of 14 August, 89 people are known to have died, including at least 14 people in the last 24 hours (2).

According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), 1,330 shelters in flood-affected areas are currently sheltering more than 322,000 people.

15 Aug 2017 description

Type of Event: Flood

Location of Event: Bangladesh

Date of Charter Activation: 15 August 2017

Time of Charter Activation: 15:00:00

Time zone of Charter Activation: UTC+09:00

Charter Requestor: UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs | Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Activation ID: 545

Project Management: UNITATR/UNOSAT

Description of the event

Floods in Bangladesh have left 27 people dead and affected more than half a million.

15 Aug 2017 description

By Gopal Sharma and Ruma Paul

KATHMANDU/DHAKA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 160 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as authorities rushed to rescue those missing or stranded in flooded areas.

In Nepal, the death toll rose to 115 amid more flash floods and landslides, with 38 people missing. Relief workers said 26 of Nepal's 75 districts were either submerged or had been hit by landslides after rain lashed the Himalayan nation.

14 Aug 2017 description
  • Heavy monsoon rains over the past two days, coupled with a rush of water from upstream, have caused high levels of flooding in low-lying and char (river island) areas in 10 districts of the northern and eastern part of Bangladesh. Some of these districts are experiencing a second or third spell of flooding since the onset of the monsoon in June. Many areas remain cut off due to breaches of embankments and roads.

06 Aug 2017 description
report NIRAPAD

July 2017 was a hazardous month with flood, riverbank erosion, landslide, lighting, massive rainfall, tornado, boat/trawler capsize and fire. Following the devastating flood on middle of April, a new flood started on 27 June affecting two northeast districts Sylhet and Moulvibazar which continued in July. Also, from July 02 flood started in eight districts, namely: Rangpur, Kurigram, Serajganj, Jamalpur, Bogra, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Nilphamari and southern district Cox’s Bazar.

01 Aug 2017 description


Complementing Government of Bangladesh’s efforts, Humanitarian Partners are supporting the response in line with the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) developed by the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT) based on the related needs assessment prepared by the Needs Assessment Working Group (NAWG). This report presents a synthesis of the main relief activities implemented in the month of July. Detailed cluster/sector responses can be requested to cluster/sector focal points indicated in the HRP.

31 Jul 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

DHAKA, Jul 31 2017 (IPS) - Life for Bangladesh’s rural people, particularly in its remote north, is still miserable. Seasonal flooding, river erosion, and the low quality of rural infrastructure and lack of connectivity have made things harder for poor northerners.

Though the country has been elevated to the lower middle-income country club due to its overall income rise, largely because of growing remittance inflows, poverty is still widespread in rural areas.

29 Jul 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Rafiqul Islam

DHAKA, Jul 28 2017 (IPS) - In the wake of recent water-related disasters in Bangladesh, including water-logging and floods that displaced thousands of families, a high-level consultation in the capital Dhaka on valuing water will look at ways to optimize water use and solutions to water-related problems facing South Asia.

26 Jul 2017 description



Affected areas

Country-wide Cause of displacement Disaster

Figures More than 1.8 million new disaster displacements between 22 June and 12 July