Bangladesh: Floods ÔÇô Information Bulletin issued
Bangladesh is experiencing floods for the fourth time this year. As late monsoon rains kept falling and overflowing the rivers in the country and the upstream hilly regions of neighbouring countries, Bangladesh is currently facing a disaster affecting the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Meghna river basins. The northern, north-eastern, eastern, and central part of the country are experiencing flooding since 12 August and around 4 million people are reportedly to be affected.
For general information the Bangladesh: Floods ÔÇô Information Bulletin No. 1 has been issued and can be accessed on the Federation's website at the following URL:
This bulletin is issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has requested International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to launch disaster relief emergency fund (DREF).
BDRCS also accepts direct local and international assistance to provide support to the affected population.
To donate please visit www.bdrcs.org /donate
Source: Communication Team, BDRCS