Saturday, August 4, 2007

Bangladesh Hit By The Worst Floods In Years

Devastating floods have displaced up to 20 million people in South Asia. It has now been raining in northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal for more than 20 days. Concern is working with its partners in Bangladesh to help those affected.

In Bangladesh, the water levels of major rivers increased earlier this week. The one exception was the Tista River. The resulting floods have affected up to 12 districts in northern Bangladesh.
Villages have been cut off by overflowing rivers. The majority of crops have been damaged. People are taking shelter on roadsides and do not have drinking water, shelter, sanitation facilities, cooking facilities or access to food. Local economies have stalled, and there is no work available.
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