Advisory: Heavy Rains and Overflowed River in Bangladesh

  |   Posted: July 15, 2019   |   Updated: August 07, 2019

Update #3: August 7, 2019

To date, 100 beneficiaries and five Child Development Centers (CDCs) have been affected. Most of the affected beneficiaries and their families are still living with relatives. Those that were temporarily staying in local schools or other government buildings have returned to their damaged houses. They are beginning to repair their homes with polyethylene sheets, tarpaulins and other locally available material. The CDCs have provided some basic items to the affected families and will be using additional Compassion Crisis Intervention funding for repair and/or construction of homes.

Please pray for the affected families and CDCs as they recover from the damages caused by the rain and flooding.

Update #2: July 22, 2019

The water level has reduced significantly and the electrical supply and mobile phone network are normalizing. Transportation is still not working well, as roads have not yet been repaired, and landslides continue to effect some areas.

So far, 66 beneficiaries and two Child Development Centers (CDCs) have been affected. More CDCs are known to be affected but impact details are not yet available. The CDCs are planning rehabilitation efforts for the affected families.

​​Please continue to pray for the safety of our beneficiaries in this area.

Update #1: July 16, 2019

With the heavy rains and overflowed river, there are multiple challenges being encountered in the affected communities, including mobile phone and internet communications unavailable, no electricity, road and transportation collapse, and the water level beyond the danger level and many homes and buildings are submerged in water. One of the Child Development Centers has a landline that is still working so that is the only option available to communicate with the National Office. The CDCs are closed for programmatic activities, however the CDCs continue distributing needed food items (rice, lentils, oil, salt and potato) to affected families. Families are staying in temporary shelters in nearby school buildings or with relatives.

To date, 48 beneficiaries and two CDC's have been affected. The CDCs are continuing to assess the impact to beneficiaries and their families, as the rain and flooding continues. Please continue to pray for the safety of our beneficiaries in this area.

Disaster Alert: July 15, 2019

Since July 6th, there has been continuous rainfall in the Chittagong Hill Tracts area. The heavy rain caused the Sangu river to overflow and destroyed many homes in the surrounding neighborhood. So far, 28 beneficiaries and one Child Development Center (CDC) has been affected. The CDC has reported damage to their kitchen, dining room, toilets and offices, and is temporarily closed for programmatic operations. The CDC staff are gathering information about the affected beneficiaries and their families and they are providing basic food items (rice, lentils and soybean oil). The CDC is keeping in communication with the local government agency for instruction, guidance and support in the recovery efforts.

Please pray for the safety of our beneficiaries in this area.

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