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Floods in Bangladesh 2019

Flooding, Bangladesh

Bangladesh floods in 2019
Floods in Bangladesh 2019
July 2019

People Helped

10,800 (2,160 families)

Humanitarian Needs

Heavy monsoon rains brought flooding to many regions of Bangladesh, beginning July 9. Approximately 5 million people were affected by the flooding, including more than 2 million in Jamalpur. Crops have been swamped and sanitation facilities and water systems have been contaminated. People reliant on agriculture and fishing have lost not only their homes and household goods, but their livelihoods. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable when proper sanitation facilities are not available.

map of Bangladesh in Asia


Humanitarian Response

Islamic Relief is responding to the immediate needs of 2,160 households in the Jamalpur district through multi-purpose cash grants and water and sanitation projects. They have distributed emergency latrine kits to ensure basic sanitation while they construct proper gender-sensitive washroom facilities. They are also providing dignity kits, containing basic hygiene products, to women and girls.

IRC is also providing multi-purpose cash grants for maximum flexibility and adaptability, in order to help families meet their own basic needs from shelter materials to medication. Fast-growing vegetable seeds are being distributed to support a nourishing diet and a return to gardening.

In Partnership with Canada

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