UPDATED 12:00 PM PT – Sunday, August 23, 2020
Millions have been forced to flee their homes as monsoon rains continue in Bangladesh. According to reports, at least 160 people have died so far as a result of the flooding in the country.
All 16 of Bangladesh’s major rivers have overflowed, destroying miles of farmland and displacing more than a third of the population.
Many villagers returned to their homes last week after the rains temporarily subsided, only to become trapped as rising flood waters blocked roads and confined them to their homes.
Flood in Southern part of Bangladesh pic.twitter.com/iEdQOrkVCl
— M. Jubair Ahmed (@MJubairAhmed1) August 21, 2020
“We are suffering a lot from the floods that have been going on for two months. We can’t move, can’t go anywhere to buy food. There is no school for the children. Many people in this village have left to seek shelter, but we are staying here and enduring all the troubles.” – Mohammad Jalil, resident
So far, the country has recorded close to 4,000 fatalities related to its record flooding over the past two months.