In 2020, Bangladesh experienced its longest spell of flooding recorded in last three decades. Millions of people have lost homes, livelihoods and belongings. Many of these people were already living in poverty and continue to suffer from the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.

We have provided emergency support to 50,000 families in 15 of the flood-affected areas. Through cash support of USD 24 (BDT 2,000), the families were able to meet their most urgent needs.

People who were displaced by the floods have returned to their homes and are trying to recover from the damages and losses with whatever little that remained. BRAC is providing recovery support to 12,000 of the worst-affected families, through the support of UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) through United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Through participatory cash-for-work and cash-for-livelihood activities, these families are now restoring their livelihoods and economic well-being.

The families received agricultural inputs to revive livelihoods and nutrition for their families. Homes were repaired, plinths were raised, and WASH facilities were constructed. To prevent spread of diseases, hygiene kits were distributed and promotional awareness messages, including for COVID-19 preventions, were disseminated.


Waterlogging has displaced 731,958 families across 21 districts and 102 sub-districts.
67,414 people are taking shelter in 1,521 designated shelter centres..
172,000 hectares of croplands have been submerged, with damaged crops worth BDT 35 billion (USD 414,312,850).
Most regions were beginning to recover from the floods, but the second spell has amplified the flood’s devastating effects amidst the pandemic.
93 flood-related deaths occurred since June 30, 2020.


September 16, 2020

Ekattor TV: Floods, economic impacts and recovery needs

August 16, 2020

Greta Thunberg donates to Bangladesh flood victims through BRAC’s initiatives

August 9, 2020

“This flood is nothing like we have seen before” – Sumi Akter, Sunamganj

August 9, 2020

“Masks were the last thing on people’s minds” – Yasmin Nahar Runa, Sunamganj

August 5, 2020

Ekattor TV: BRAC Humanitarian Programme on Bangladesh floods

August 5, 2020

A quarter of Bangladesh is flooded. Millions have lost everything.