Over 72% of Sylhet district is under water with over 6 million people have been affected by severe flooding in Bangladesh. In Sylhet overflowing rivers have flooded almost every area in the seven upazilas.
According to the Sylhet Water Development Board (WDB), river water has never risen so much since 2008. This is the biggest flood in the last 3 decades and WDB officials fear the flood situation could worsen further if the rains continue upstream.
Since 9th May at least 100 people have died with over 2000 villages hit by the severe flooding. It is predicted that the rainfall may continue till the end of June which could cause more flash flooding and affect thousands more people. And this is all before the monsoon rain starts from July
Global Relief Trust are currently visiting several affected areas; distributing aid and undertaking rescue efforts.
You can support families affected by donating:
£10 emergency medicine (diarrhoea & cholera)
£30 emergency food pack for a family
£100 emergency survival kit
£300 feed 10 families
£1500 build a home with all essentials