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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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Bangladesh - Flash floods and landslides

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On 7 August, heavy rain triggered flash flood in South-eastern Bangladesh as major rivers flowed far above their danger levels, leaving many areas submerged in Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban and Feni, with 230,000 people isolated in Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar.

According to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre and Bangladesh Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rainfall may continue in next 24-48 hours and flood situation may further deteriorate.

Landslides left 4 people dead, 6 injured and damaged 718 houses. 193 temporary shelters have been opened and 43 medical teams mobilised. The government has allocated 20 tons of rice and cash support and BDRCS is intervening via early warning and emergency distributions. WFP has already assisted 3.754 households in Teknaf through an Anticipatory Action project funded by DG ECHO.

In Cox’s Bazar refugees’ camps, 9,237 individuals have been impacted (10 people injured, 2 casualties, 1,192 displaced). 1,431 shelters have been damaged and facilities affected. Relocation and emergency response is ongoing (shelter and WASH repairs, provision of hot meals).

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Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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Humanitarian Impact
  230,000
      Affected Persons
  1,192
        Displaced Persons
    718
          Damaged Homes
  4
        Deaths

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

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