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

“I was a child when the flood in 1998 hit. This flood is nothing like we have seen before. This hit us thrice in one month. My house is filled with water – which sometimes recedes, and sometimes rises.

Transmission of COVID-19 worried us, but our home is inhabitable, so my husband and I stayed at the crowded flood shelter.

I heard on the radio that maintaining a three-feet distance from others was a crucial way to reduce the risk of transmission, so my husband and I decided to leave the shelter. We are staying on the road now.”

Sumi Akter, 38, Banshikunda, Dharmapasha sub-district, Sunamganj