Beginning in May 2022, seasonal rains set off a series of devastating flash floods with a second wave of floods occurring in the second half of June. Over the course of the summer rains and flooding continued impacting an estimated 7.2 million people across 9 districts in Bangladesh including Sylhet. Hundreds of thousands of hectares of agricultural lands were damaged and extensive damage to roads and bridges occurred in Sylhet. More than 106,000 water points were damaged leaving thousands of families without access to clean drinking water. This put these families at risk for developing dangerous water borne diseases like cholera which is endemic in Bangladesh.
74 PEOPLE KILLED
7.2 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED
9 DISTRICTS IMPACTED
GlobalMedic responded by assembling and distributing 900 Family Emergency Kits in flood affected communities. Each kit included a point of use water purification unit, allowing families to purify water in their homes and protecting their heath. Additionally, the kits included hygiene items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap to help families maintain normalcy and adequate hygiene practices. In collaboration with local partners, these kits were distributed supporting 4,500 flood affected people with these urgently needed resources.