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Video Clip: Floods in Kurigram, Bangladesh

Publication date:2019-08-01
The following video clip was taken in Kurigram in the north of Bangladesh which was heavily inundated by the downpours continued from early July 2019. In response to this calamity, AMDA Bangladesh, AMDA and AFAD jointly carried out relief activities in the region for five days (27-31 July). While focusing on medical assistance, the joint team also provided food supplies to flood victims.

Ms. Sayda who came to AMDA’s mobile clinic said this year’s flooding was especially severe although Kurigram gets inundated every year. “It’s already been two weeks since the disaster struck, but I have to say the flood water won’t recede for another 10 days or so. I was glad that it was a local doctor who saw me at AMDA clinic. I’ve been suffering from chronic gastritis, but the doctor was really attentive to my symptoms and gave me appropriate medicine.”

Ms. Sayda is in her 40s and there are seven people in her family. She managed to wade across the flooded area although the water level had risen to her neck. After seeking refuge at a temporary shelter, she now lives in a hut built with wooden pillars and plastic sheets.
    •  Emergency Relief
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Bangladesh
    •  2019
    •  ER & Reconstruction
    •  Video