Almost half districts of Bangladesh are being ravaged by the floods this year which have been considered as worst flood during recent years. A third of Bangladesh is underwater after some of the heaviest rains in decade, officials said. The floods started late last month, and after briefly easing continued to worsen, destroying crops and driving people from their homes in several impoverished regions. A total of 129 people mostly children had died till now. A report mentioned that 5,665 people had diarrhea, 1,553 people had respiratory tract infection (RTI), and some 2,513 people had skin diseases. According to UNICEF, among the people estimated to have been affected by flooding, around 1.3 million would be children, who are the major victims of drowning. This flood washed away the few things that count as assets for some of the world’s poorest people — their goats and chickens, houses of mud and tin, sacks of rice stored for the lean season, croplands etc.
Only two months ago, a cyclone destroyed the country’s southwest region. People have now two more challenges here: one is COVID-19 and another is flood. People are living a very miserable life due to acute shortage of food, pure water and toilet facilities. Women in particular are facing increased difficulties. Tube wells are submerged and they are forced to drink water from the river. People are also dying from diarrhea, snake bite and lighting. Emergency food supplies, makeshift toilets and tube-wells in flood-hit areas are needed.
While coronavirus literally shaking the entire world including Bangladesh, unfortunately another disaster has hit Bangladesh pretty hard which has caused losses of wealth more than $1 billion. The impact of this cyclone is worse than corona virus.185 km per hour (115 miles/h) wind slammed into Bangladesh's southwestern region and run over like a bulldozer over all the villages.10 million people were affected, and some 500,000 people may have lost their homes and 5 million people are living without power. People are living in fears of the corona virus pandemic that it may spread in crowded shelters.Physical distancing is virtually impossible as families packed into reinforced schools, government buildings and community halls. Villagers has lost home, cropland, fisheries and Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is also damaged by this super cyclone.
We are planning to construct 100 houses like this around the effected area and help people to return to their home as soon as possible.
Basmah is distributing dry foods immediately. Then we will help to reconstruct houses, croplands and fisheries. Join this noble effort of helping Muslim brothers and sisters in Bangladesh at their time of difficulty and Donateearn the blessings from Allah SWT. May Allah SWT accept your donation and give you back a thousand times here and the hereafter.
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Bangladesh is a country prone to natural calamity with disasters like floods and tornadoes being prevalent. Up to 3 million people are affected by devastating floods every year. Losing everything they have and falling vulnerable to illnesses these defenseless victims have no one to turn to.
A report as recent as 27 July, 2019 stated that 28 districts have been flooded in the month of July alone. To provide a helping hand to atleast some of these people in need, our partnering organization Basmah Foundation has provided emergency flood relief to the victims of Gaibandha district in North Bengal for 5 days straight. Including necessities like healthy food and clean water Basmah foundation has distributed provisions to countless families and made a huge difference in these five days.However, this is not the end.
More than 500 acres of harvest have been washed away by the rampant waters stripping local farmers of all their hope and hard work. To become a beacon of hope for these farmers and bring back their purpose of life, together with Basmah foundation we have embarked on a project that will distribute nut seeds and provide necessary cultivation aid to more than 600 farmers affected in Shushua char, Bhuapur, Tangail district in Bangladesh. By sponsoring this project, we are also making a huge improvement in the area as the cultivation leads to new harvests. To do this, we need your assistance. Your generosity can make it possible for us to bring back happiness and fulfillment in the lives of these flood affected people.