Bangladesh Floods

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Bangladesh is suffering from the worst monsoon season the country has seen in a quarter of a century. A second wave of floods at the end of July has drastically increased flood damage. It is estimated that over six million people have been affected and half the country is under water. Emergency relief efforts are vital as a large portion of the affected population is living below the poverty line.

In Bangladesh, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society are providing food, clothing, health care and shelter for people. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the International Federation have opened an emergency centre in the capital of Dhaka to monitor the situation and assess the losses. The Red Cross is assisting an initial 18,000 families with emergency supplies including rice, lentils, cooking oil, salt and clothing.