The number of fatalities caused by heavy monsoon rainfall has reached 119, as reported by UN Bangladesh on 30 July.
According to the UN assessment, 7.3 million people have been directly affected by monsoon floods throughout the country, and an estimated 308,000 people have been displaced. 85% of the overall displacement has occurred in the nine most affected districts Jamalpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Sylhet, Sirajganj, Tangail, Sunamganj, Bogra, Bandarban.
Approximately 584,000 houses are damaged or destroyed, while flooding has damaged transport infrastructure, including 6,641 kilometres of road and 1,275 bridges. There is a high risk of water-related diseases and infections.
Humanitarian assistance and disaster response has been offered by several national and international NGOs and UN Agencies, who are jointly working with national authorities.