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Bangladesh: Floods

Torrential rain and incessant downpours from upstream regions since mid-June 2022 have caused the worst flooding in living memory in north-eastern districts of Bangladesh. An estimated 7.2 million people have been affected, with a further 3.7 million people affected by monsoon flooding in northern districts. There is widespread damage to infrastructure, homes, water and sanitation facilities, croplands and fisheries. Through this Emergency Appeal, the IFRC is supporting the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society to provide affected people with safe water and sanitation facilities, shelter, cash assistance and health services.

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A Bangladesh Red Crescent volunteer carries a small child on his shoulder as he walks through flood water in Meghalaya, Bangladesh. The area was hit by record-breaking flooding in June 2022, affecting an estimated 7.2 million people.

A Bangladesh Red Crescent volunteer carries a small child on his shoulder as he walks through flood water in Meghalaya, Bangladesh. The area was hit by record-breaking flooding in June 2022, affecting an estimated 7.2 million people.

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