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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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Tropical Storm Sitrang Triggers Floods

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GDACS - Medium Humanitarian impact in Bangladesh. Tropical Storm Sitrang made landfall on 24 October 2022 near Rangabali upazila (sub-district) of Patuakhali district, Bangladesh. Sitrang then weakened to a Tropical Depression moving northwards over Bangladesh, and further dissipating on 25 October. Some coastal areas were flooded due to storm surge in areas of Bagerhat, Bhola, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Barisal and Chittagong Districts. GDACS / HWRF reported storm surge of 1 to 1.5 metres. Bangladesh Red Crescent said rain and thundershowers swept over the other parts of the country, including the capital Dhaka. UNOCHA said more than 219,000 people evacuated to temporary storm shelters. According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), 10,000 houses and 6,000 hectares of crops were damaged. Another 1,000 fish enclosures were destroyed. At least 35 people died (according to media reports). Need Assessment Working Group (NAWG) reported 1.5 million people affected, mostly in Bhola, Bagerhat, Barguna, Cox's Bazar, Khulna, Patuakhali districts. Note: Media reported most fatalities and much of the damage was a result of wind damage. however, official data didn't differentiate between wind or flood damage. [FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS]

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Humanitarian Impact
  1,500,000
      Affected Persons
  219,000
        Displaced Persons
    10000
          Damaged Homes

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

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