Worst Monsoons for 20 Years Hit Bangladesh, Sylhet Isolated By Floods

The worst monsoon flooding in decades has isolated millions of people across Bangladesh with Sylhet being one of the worst hit areas.

According to a VOA report the two hardest-hit subdistricts of Sylhet are Companyganj and Gowainghat.

Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Rangpur districts in northern Bangladesh have also been badly hit.

Millions have been left stranded across India and Bangladesh and at least 60 people have died.

Sylhet District, Surma River

Click the link to see full flood map: Source: Bangladesh Water Development Board

There are 130 rivers in Bangladesh and the major rivers in Sylhet and Sunamgani districts have swollen to dangerously high levels.

Bangladesh flooding in 2019

Bangladesh Flood Appeals

Below are links to some of the many appeals to help those in need in Bangladesh.

Penny Appeal
Give Sadaqah – Bangladesh Floods Appeal Islamic Relief
Bangladesh Monsoon Emergency Penny Appeal
Bangladesh Flood Appeal – Muslim Giving

Flooding has caused power outages across the entire northeast of Bangladesh making it almost impossible to get up to date information out to the world and hampering relief efforts.

This disaster has come only a month an after unprecedented pre-monsoon flood hit northeastern India and Bangladesh causing 70% of Sylhet to be under water.

The army has been deployed to help with rescue efforts but flights at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet were suspended for three days further hampering relief work.

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Bangladesh flooding 2019