Bangladesh – Flash floods and landslides (BMD, FFWC, BDRCS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 08 August 2023)

  • On 7 August, heavy rain triggered flash floods in South-eastern Bangladesh as major rivers flowed far above their danger levels, leaving many areas submerged in Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban and Feni, with 230,000 people isolated in Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar.
  • According to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre and Bangladesh Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rainfall may continue in next 24-48 hours and flood situation may further deteriorate.
  • Landslides left 4 people dead, 6 injured and damaged 718 houses. 193 temporary shelters have been opened and 43 medical teams mobilised. The government has allocated 20 tons of rice and cash support and BDRCS is intervening via early warning and emergency distributions. WFP has already assisted 3.754 households in Teknaf through an Anticipatory Action project funded by DG ECHO.
  • In Cox’s Bazar refugees’ camps, 9,237 individuals have been impacted (10 people injured, 2 casualties, 1,192 displaced). 1,431 shelters have been damaged and facilities affected. Relocation and emergency response is ongoing (shelter and WASH repairs, provision of hot meals).

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