Bangladesh Flood Relief (2022)

Support local flood relief efforts run by trusted charities in Bangladesh.

LocationBangladesh

Issue AreaDisaster

Tax benefit eligibilityUS, AU

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Situation Update: June 19, 2022

After a devastating flood in early June that affected around 4 million residents, the same area was hit again with record-breaking rainfall that began on June 15. Most of the Sylhet city has gone underwater again, with water continuing to rise, worsening the condition of those still living in temporary shelters and further exposed to extreme weather and waterborne diseases.

The flood has further damaged a vast amount of farmland, including the major cash crops of Boro, Aus, and Aman. Hectares of summer vegetables, nuts, and fruits land were also lost.

The Bangladesh Government continues to mobilize resources to support the affected communities, such as basic food, water purification tablets, and cash grants. However, further support from charitable organizations and development partners is still desperately needed. Due to the power outage and the shortage of safe drinking water, many city-dwellers are buying bottled water at increased prices. The need for rescue and relief intensifies as days pass in the flood-affected areas. Many parts remain unreachable due to the high tide of floodwater and the shortages of vessels. A coordinated humanitarian response will greatly complement Government’s efforts to ensure that the most vulnerable communities receive targeted humanitarian assistance.

IMMEDIATE NEEDS

The most urgent needs for the affected communities are:

  • Clean drinking water;
  • Cash support to buy basic food staples and meals for children;
  • Hygiene kits: Sanitary napkins, hand soap, buckets, etc.;
  • Makeshift shelter, tarpaulins, shelter toolkits;
  • WaSH items;
  • Tube well repairing;
  • Mosquito nets;
  • Animal fodder.

Medium-term needs will include a recovery and reconstruction effort to repair the damaged infrastructure (river embankments, dykes, houses, safe drinking water sources, sanitation facilities, etc.) for restoration of livelihoods and rehabilitation of agricultural land.

OUR PARTNERS’ RESPONSE

Dhaka Ahsania Mission

Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), which chairs the National Alliance of Humanitarian Actors, Bangladesh (NAHAB) platform, is planning to distribute cash support, hygiene items and dry foods in most affected districts.

AOSED

AOSED is gearing up to support the most flood-affected population in selected Upazilas of Sylhet and Sunamgonj district by providing emergency food and hygiene kits (toilet and laundry soaps, sanitary napkins, oral saline, and water purifying tablets) to 1300 selected households. AOSED will also collaborate with fellow NGOs and voluntary organizations while assisting in the flood-affected areas.

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