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Food assistance to flood-affected people in south-east Bangladesh

Countries: Bangladesh | Operations ID: 200896 | Operations type: Emergency Operation (EMOP)

This operation has expired in October 2015.

Above-normal rainfalls, unprecedented since 1965, were experienced in the Southeastern districts of Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban and Chittagong in Bangladesh during the
period from 23 June to 2 August 2015. Two periods of consecutive heavy rainfalls hit the area. The first period of heavy rains started on 23 June and fell over the course of 4-5 days, causing landslides and flooding, severely affecting more than 1,8 million people as per the JNA (Joint Needs Assessment – Flash Floods in Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban and Chittagong Districts, June – July 2015, HCTT). In the wake of this episode, a second period of heavy rainfalls took place for several days beginning in
late July and aggravated into the cyclonic storm “Komen” on 29 July. During June and July 2015, the highest rainfall in 50 years was recorded in the flood affected areas.