• Crisis Severity ?
    2.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

10/05/2019

Many areas of Bangladesh are particularly vulnerable to flooding as a result of the low-lying topography. . Flooding occurs frequently during the annual monsoon season, which typically lasts from June through October. Due to the population density of Bangladesh, large numbers of people are affected annually by localised flooding. In 2019, heavy monsoon rainfall triggered widespread flooding across large parts of the country, affecting approximately 7.3 million people across 28 districts. As of 30 July, more than 300,000 people have been displaced and 119 fatalities have been recorded?. The worst affected districts are Jamalpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Sylhet, Sirajganj, Tangail, Sunamganj, Bogra, and Bandarban ?. Monsoon-related flooding has become more frequent and destructive in recent years, most likely as a result of climate change. In 2017, Bangladesh experienced similar widespread flooding, which affected more than 6 million people and led to at least 135 deaths?