Flooding and river erosion threaten homes and livelihoods in northern Bangladesh

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding A family shelters from the rain under their roof while they move their home that is threatened by river erosion in the Kalashuna village in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh. In the past month Kalashuna village has had 600 homes washed away due to river erosion. In August severe flooding displaced hundreds of thousands of people and led to rapid and severe river erosion which continues to wipe away hundreds of homes each week. The country’s inter-agency joint needs assessment described the situation as ‘the most severe floods the country has faced since the mega-flood of 2007’. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society recently put out a report asking the international community for 2.3 million dollars for relief aid.

 

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding Men who are moving a home that is threatened by river erosion walk through a flooded field

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding  A woman moves belongings from a home that is threatened by river erosion

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding A man watches a piece of land fall into a river

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding Men move a home that is threatened by river erosion

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding A house that was threatened by river erosion is moved to a safer location in the Kalashuna village in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding Women who lost their homes during flooding sit outside their temporary tents in the Karpasia village in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding 11 year old Mohammad Ashadul stands in the rain in front of temporary housing and a body of water that was a field last month

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding Women move possessions from their home that is threatened by river erosion

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding A house that was threatened by river erosion is moved to a safer location

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding Woman whose home has been washed away by river erosion are seen outside their temporary tent in the Karpasia village in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding  A house that was threatened by river erosion is moved to a safer location

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding A girl whose home is threatened by river erosion sits on a boat while her family moves

Bangladesh Struggles To Recover Following Severe & Widespread Flooding A woman who lost her home during flooding sit outside her temporary tent in the Karpasia village in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh.

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