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UN says floods, heavy rainfall in Sudan kill 78 people

Cairo, Sep 7 (AP/UNB) — A U.N. humanitarian agency says flooding triggered by heavy rains in Sudan have killed a total of 78 people across the country in the past two months. Mary Keller, head of monitoring and reporting at the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, tells that The Associated Press on Saturday the deaths were mainly ... Read More »

Wildlife, people work together during Assam’s annual floods

by Nabarun Guha, Sahana Ghosh on 23 July 2019 • Deadly monsoon floods have ravaged Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and other protected areas of the state. • Nearly 200 animals have been killed in Kaziranga National Park, home to the world’s largest population of greater one-horned rhinos. The floods are a necessary evil for Kaziranga’s ecology. Read More »

1 million people marooned in BD Northern region floods

Kurigram, July 25 (UNB) – Nearly a million people remained stranded, facing acute shortage of food, drinking water and fodder as the flood situation worsened. Heavy downpour in the upstream regions adjacent to Bangladesh and in the district pushed up the water level of Brahmaputra and Dharla rivers on Thursday. Dharla was flowing 73 centimetres above the danger level at ... Read More »

Floods: 5mn children among 12mn hit in BD, India, Nepal

It scaling up emergency response to support affected children, families Dhaka, July 19 – Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, India and Nepal – have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk. UNICEF estimates that more than 12 million people, including about five million children, have ... Read More »

বন্যা মোকাবেলায় তৎপর না হলে বিপর্যয় ঘটবে -মুসলিম লীগ

ভারতীয় পাহাড়ি ঢলে গোটা দেশের উত্তর পূর্বাঞ্চলের অগুনতি মানুষের সীমাহীন ভোগান্তি হ্রাসে দলমত নির্বিশেষে সকলকে সেবার মনোভাব নিয়ে এগিয়ে আসা এবং সর্বোপরি সরকারের পক্ষ থেকে দৃশ্যমান সার্বিক সহযোগিতার জন্য জোর দাবী জানিয়ে বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগ নেতৃবৃন্দ বলেছেন বন্যার সার্বিক পরিস্থিতি প্রলঙ্করী রূপ ধারণের আভাস দিচ্ছে। এ পরিস্থিতি মোকাবেলায় তৎপর না হলে বিপর্যয় ঘটবে। Read More »

Rain induced floods, landslides, Rohingya children at risk

Dhaka, July 9 (UNB) – Thousands of people in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps and host communities are facing the risk of flooding and landslides after several days of heavy rain, Unicef said on Tuesday. Some of the over 4,000 families affected in the camps, have been relocated to safe places. Unicef has appealed for $152.5 million to support the organisation’s ... Read More »

Modi inspects Kerala flood rescue effort

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the southern state of Kerala to see for himself the devastation caused by what officials say is the worst flooding in a century. He arrived late on Friday and is due to be flown over the worst-hit areas. At least 324 people have been killed and more than 200,000 are homeless after weeks ... Read More »

Paris readies for floods

Riverside homes and businesses in Paris are on high alert as the swollen River Seine threatens to overflow its banks. Some basements in the city have already sprung leaks after the river surged following heavy rainfall, reports said. The Seine is forecast to swell even further this weekend, adding several metres of water above its normal level. Read More »

Banking irregularities, Floods, Rohingya issue to pressure BD economy

Irregularities in credit management in banking sector, Rohingya influx and the floods in the last year will continue to keep overall economy under pressure this year, says the president of the country’s apex trade body. But at the same time Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin considers that in spite of all ... Read More »

1,000 rescued as Houston hit by ‘catastrophic floods’

More than 1,000 people have been rescued in flooded parts of Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains. There is a “flash flood emergency” across the Houston Metro area, with travel near impossible, the National Weather Service (NWS) says. It noted reports of five fatalities in the Houston area, but only one has been confirmed ... Read More »