Bangladesh

Bangladesh - Floods (DG ECHO, BMD, IFRC, FloodList, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 1 July 2020)

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  • Monsoon rainfall and onrush of water from hilly areas upstream have inundated districts in the northern and eastern areas of Bangladesh, causing extensive damage. Thousands of people in 7 districts of the country are marooned or displaced, and their homes flooded.

  • Media report over 164,000 people marooned across Jamalpur District and Rangpur Division.

  • On 30 June, the river water levels were above danger in 14 locations across the country. International humanitarian organizations are assisting the national government with preparedness measures, while relief items have been distributed to the affected communities.

  • On 1-2 July, rainfalls and thunderstorms are forecast over north and east Bangladesh. Water levels are expected to rise further over the coming days.