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Floods in Bangladesh damage record croplands

Bangladesh: Polar bear tears and broken levees
May 2, 2017
Turning the tide in Northeastern Bangladesh
June 12, 2017

Northeastern Bangladesh floods every year, but always after the crops have been harvested. This year the water came four weeks early.

200,000 hectares of croplands ready for harvesting have been destroyed, and this is the harvest supplies the region with staple food for the whole year. 213 metric tonnes of fish and 3000 ducks have also died, leaving families in the poorest region of the country with no source of livelihood.

The government is supporting 3,35,000 families and we are delivering emergency relief worth BDT 15 crore - but it may not be enough.

Lets turn the tide.

Stand beside the families in the haor region.