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AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin: Floods in the northern Bangladesh

Publication date:2017-09-20

The torrential rain that struck South Asia in late August also caused severe floods in the north of Bangladesh which resulted in 114 deaths with approximately 7 million people being afflicted. AMDA Bangladesh dispatched a medical team in cooperation Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and Society for Anti Addiction Movement (SAAM) in Kurigram and Gaibandha, the two heavily-affected districts. The joint team provided medical assistance for five days from 22-26 August.

Alongside medical activities (mobile clinic and provision of medicine), the team provided food items such as drinking water, rice, potatoes, salt and biscuits. The team also donated daily goods including matches and candles. Within in this period, about 3,480 households benefitted from the relief.

The flood condition has been gradually improving after the relief. Though the project has been completed, AMDA will keep an eye on the situation in case any needs emerge.

    •  Emergency Relief
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Bangladesh
    •  2017
    •  ER & Reconstruction
    •  GPSP