Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2015

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Since 24 June, torrential rains have set off flash floods and landslides in the low-lying areas in the south-eastern districts of Cox’ Bazar, Bandarban and Chittagong. The floods drowned hundreds of villages and killed at least 19 people, stranding over 200,000 according to the situation report published by the government’s Disaster Management Information Centre on June 28. The affected are facing a shortage of food supply, safe drinking water and are at the risk of being affected by water-borne diseases. (IFRC, 3 Jul 2015)

Tropical Cyclone Komen hit on 31 July, affecting more than 1.5 million people across the coastal districts of Bhola, Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Nohakhali, Feni and Bandarban. Thousands of homes were reported flattened or flooded and power supplies were disrupted. More than 161 Red Crescent volunteers have been deployed in search and rescue, first aid and psychosocial support. In early August, while many of the people who evacuated are returning home, some still live on embankments in makeshift shelters. (IFRC, 6 Aug)

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