Bangladesh - Monsoon rains update (UN Bangladesh, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, AMDA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 30 July 2019)

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  • 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.