Bangladesh Floods

Since early June 2020, monsoon-related floods have devastated millions of people
One of the countries most severely affected has been Bangladesh, where at least a
was inundated. Officials reported that more than four million people have been affected and at least 100 had died as of July 28.

About 80 percent of Bangladesh’s rain falls during the monsoon season (June to October). Monsoon rains typically cause some level of flooding, but officials said this flooding may be the worst in a decade and the longest-lasting since 1988.

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Death toll from floods in Bangladesh rose to 217 on August 15 amid the deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the south Asian country, said health officials.Of the total deaths, 182 drowned while 19 died of snakebites and 13 in thunderstorms, and three from other diseases, according to the health emergency operation center serving under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Meanwhile, around 47,000 people have been infected with water-borne disease, including some 2,000 fresh infections as the country faces one of the worst floods in its history. (Nambus Sakin)
Approximately 10 million people in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal
by monsoon floods in 2020, the
as a result, while over a million have been displaced or marooned.One-third of Bangladesh
after torrential rains caused
, when Bangladesh was just beginning to recover from the devastation left by
in May.
, BDT 13.23 billion (US$ 156 million) worth of crops have been damaged, and approximately 257,148 hectares of farmland submerged by floodwaters, affecting over one million farmers.
, more than 3.3 million people in Bangladesh, among whom 1.3 million are children, have been rendered homeless or are living in hazardous, unsanitary conditions. The devastation comes at a time when emergency and health services are overwhelmed with responding to the COVID-19 epidemic.

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