Devastation of Flooding
Heavy rain on 7th August caused flash floods in South-eastern Bangladesh, submerging areas in Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, and Feni; isolating 230,000 people. The flood situation may worsen with continuous rainfall, with landslides resulting in the deaths of 4 people and damaging 718 houses. Emergency shelters have opened and urgent aid, including food and medical assistance, is being provided.
According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, ongoing heavy rain is forecasted to exacerbate floods in the next 24-48 hours. Emergency responses include 193 temporary shelters, 43 medical teams, and the allocation of 20 tons of rice and cash support. In Cox's Bazar refugee camps, 1,431 shelters have been damaged, with relocation efforts underway. The government seeks emergency food, clothing, and hygiene support for those affected.
In the wake of the devastating floods, your support can make a tangible difference. A donation of £30 can nourish those in immediate need with cooked meals. £100 can provide life-sustaining water, while £250 will furnish an emergency shelter. For those whose lives have been uprooted, £700 offers hope to rebuild homes. Your compassion during this difficult time brings both solace and vital aid.