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Affected countries: Bangladesh
Diphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, WHO warned on 6 December 2017. More than 110 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, have been clinically diagnosed by health partners, including [MSF] and [IFRC]. (WHO, 6 Dec 2017) The Government of Bangladesh,…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
Deadly mudslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains in southeastern Bangladesh are estimated to have claimed at least 135 lives. This disaster occurred just two weeks after Cyclone Mora killed 9 people and caused significant damage across the region. In addition to mudslides, the rains caused…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar
Severe Cyclonic Storm Mora made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 May 2017. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)-Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) estimates that 10,074,699 people were living in regions that were exposed to wind speeds of 120 km/h or more,…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
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…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
On 15 May 2016, Sri Lanka was hit by a severe tropical storm that caused widespread flooding and landslides in 22 districts out 25 districts in the country, destroying homes and submerging entire villages. At least 104 people are known to have died following this disaster; 99 people are still…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar
The monsoon depression over the northeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh coast intensified into a cyclonic storm named ‘Komen’ on 29 July 2015, threatening to cause further downpours in regions already affected by recent two-phased flash floods and landslides which started since end of…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
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…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal
On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu (OCHA, 26 Apr 2015) toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. The earthquake also caused extensive casualties and damage in India, China and Bangladesh…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
Since 13 Aug 2014, continuous rainfall in north and northeastern Bangladesh, together with the onrush of water from upstream, have caused flash floods in low-lying and densely populated areas. More than 800,000 people have been affected, including 500,000 displaced. As of 25 Aug, humanitarian…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
On 14 May, Cyclone Mahasen brought heavy rains and landslides to Sri Lanka, with seven people confirmed dead and 3,881 people displaced due to the resulting heavy rains and landslides. In Bangladesh, following the raising of warning signals to 7 from a possible 10 (expecting severe weather) for…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
A tornado ripped through more than a dozen rural villages in eastern Bangladesh in the district of Brahmanbaria on 22 Mar 2013, killing at least 26 people, severely injuring 388 and affecting 1,633 families. More than 1,400 houses were destroyed and more than 100 homes damaged. (IFRC, 27 Mar 2013)
Affected countries: Bangladesh
A cold wave struck the northern districts of the sub-Himalayan regions of Bangladesh, claiming more than 72 lives since mid-December 2012. The number of pneumonia and diarrhoeal patients, mostly older population and children, continues to increase. The cold wave has also caused crop and other…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
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…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal
A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northeast India on 18 Sep 2011 in the small, landlocked Himalayan state of Sikkim, which borders Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The epicenter of the quake was 64 kilometer northwest of Gangtok. (WHO, 19 Sep 2011) The earthquake caused widespread damage to the…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
Since mid-July torrential monsoon rains coupled with a depression in the Bay of Bengal has caused devastating flash floods across the Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. (IFRC, 1 Aug 2011) Since 24 Jul 2011, a considerable number of districts in Bangladesh have reportedly flooded. Seasonal…
Affected countries: Bangladesh
From 7 January 2011, severe cold wave with dense fog swept through Bangladesh. According to the Meteorological Department, the temperature was 2 to 5 degrees Celsius lower than the normal average during this time of year. (IFRC, 14 Jan 2011) More than 50 people, mostly children and the elderly,…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India
On 13th April 2010, a severe storm struck parts of Bangladesh and eastern India. The storm killed 134 people in India: 90 people in the state of Bihar, 40 in West Bengal, and four in Assam. More than 407,220 dwellings were destroyed and approximately 300,000 dwellings were at least partially…
Affected countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal
India, Nepal and Bangladesh experienced a severe cold wave from mid December 2009 till the end of January 2010. The cold wave killed more than 500 people along the vast swathes of North India. There were 450 deaths in Uttar Pradesh and, nearly 40 in Bihar, while Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal…