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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Bangladesh

27 Jul 2020

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Flooding in Gobindpur village in the district of Gaibandha, Bangladesh, July 2020. Credit: FAO/Fahad Kaizer

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 27 July 2020

Bangladesh: Ongoing floods

At least 3.3 million people are currently affected and nearly a quarter of Bangladesh is flooded, according to a just-completed preliminary Impact and Needs Assessment by the Government and humanitarian partners.

About 40 per cent of those affected are children, and 93 people have lost their lives, including 41 children.

Flooding has damaged housing and infrastructure – including dams, clean water wells, hygiene facilities and more than 1,900 schools – and severely disrupted health-care services in many areas, exacerbating people’s vulnerability.

Livelihoods, local markets, crops, livestock and fisheries have been severely affected in most of the flood-affected areas, causing a high dependency on relief assistance. This may also increase food insecurity.

Humanitarian partners are responding to people’s needs in coordination with the Government of Bangladesh.