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Bangladesh: Floods Put 7.6 Million at Risk, International Federation of Red Cross Announces Tenfold Increase in Assistance

Jul 31, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies issued the following news release:

Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva - Continued heavy rainfalls in Bangladesh combined with severe flooding in neighbouring countries have led to the highest river water levels in a century putting 7.6 million people at risk of hunger and disease.

Floods have left hundreds of thousands stranded in northern and north-eastern parts of the country and damaged more than 600,000 homes. Families a...