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Flooding in Bangladesh

Extensive flooding has affected over two million people in north-eastern Bangladesh, following weeks of heavy monsoon rainfall that have submerged homes and devastated farmland.

Much of the Sylhet district (75 percent), including over half the area's crops and paddy fields, are submerged, threatening livelihoods and food security.

According to reports from the water development board, widespread flooding was triggered by prolonged torrential rain and water runoff from the hilly regions upstream on the border with India, which caused four rivers to swell beyond their danger marks.

Water and sanitation infrastructure across the region has suffered major damage. Hundreds of schools were flooded. Dozens of child protection community hubs — UNICEF-supported facilities hosting a range of activities for children — were also flooded and partially damaged.

Bangladesh is used to flooding, but climate change is making floods more intense and less predictable, making it impossible for families to stay safe, let alone plan ahead," said Khondoker Golam Tawhid, Programme Head, Disaster Risk Management Programme, BRAC.

The worst-affected areas are receiving emergency health, nutrition, safe water and sanitation, from BRAC, funded by UNICEF.

Related Resources:

UNOSAT Flood AI Monitoring Dashboard

Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Bangladesh
Date of Charter Activation:2024-06-25
Time of Charter Activation:16:58
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:UNOSAT on behalf of WFP
Activation ID:888
Project Management:Jakrapong Tawala (UNITAR)
Value Adding:Camila Gonçalves dos Santos (UFRRJ)

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Satellite detected water extents in Bangladesh

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2024)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

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Acquired: 29/06/2024
24/06/2024
09/07/2024
22/06/2024
11/07/2024
04/07/2024

Source: Sentinel-1

Category: Delineation Map

Flood impact analysis in Chhatak Upazila, Sunamganj District, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh

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Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

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Acquired: 26/06/2024

Source: GLOBAL

Category: Grading Map

Flood impact analysis in Sylhet District, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh

Copyright: © CONAE (2024)
Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

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Acquired: Saocom 26/06/2024, Pleiades: 26/06/2024

Source: Saocom / Pleiades

Category: Grading Map

Preliminary Satellite-derived Flood Impact Assessment, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh
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Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Report prepared by UNITAR / UNOSAT

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Acquired: 26/06/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Dossier

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