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Bangladesh    Bangladesh   

Bangladesh, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma (Ganges), Meghna and Jamuna rivers create fertile plains, and travel by boat is common. On the southern coast, the Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal tiger. ― Google

Capital: Dhaka

Dialing code: +880

Population: 163 million (2019) World Bank

Currency: Bangladeshi taka

President: Abdul Hamid

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According to the Government and United Nations Resident Coordinator, the floods in northeastern districts continue to affect more people with 7.2 million people impacted across 9 districts in the region. More than 481,000 people are displaced and took shelter in 1,605 flood shelters. Media reports suggest that at least 82 people and 4,000 livestock died. 83,394 ha crop lands are damaged and 2 million livestock affected according to the Needs Assessment Working Group, food assistance is required urgently.

On June 26, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center reported all major rivers in the country in falling trend. Experts fear increased prevalence of communicable diseases, particularly waterborne disease outbreaks as the floodwater recedes. While the flood situation may continue improving in next 24 hours in the Northeastern region, short duration floods in the low-lying area of Shariatpur & Madaripur districts are to be expected in the next 24 hours.

Government allocated 3.720 metric tons of rice and USD half million in cash, while humanitarian agencies mobilized USD 4.7 million. 

On 24 June, DG ECHO released EUR 1.2 million for emergency humanitarian response to the floods in Bangladesh.

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Humanitarian Impact
  7,200,000
      Affected Persons
  481,000
        Displaced Persons
  82
        Deaths

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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