In August 2017, south-Asian monsoon rains caused especially heavy flooding. After the devastating flood of July, second time monsoon flood started on 12 August affecting 31 districts in Bangladesh. Rise of water levels in the various rivers in the northern part of the country due to heavy rainfalls as well as water flow from the upstream hills in India have led to the inundation of the river basin areas in the northern parts of Bangladesh. It disrupted people’s normal life.
In Bangladesh, Gaibandha district, Christian Blind Mission (CBM) and partner Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) supported the affected community, including persons with disabilities, by providing unconditional grants and quality assistive devices. CBM is an international development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities, their families and their communities in the poorest countries of the world.
People from all communities were in danger, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, and Christians. They lost everything they had. Now they have no pure water to drink, no food to eat no sufficient cloths to wear, and in many cases no house to live. Numbers of the flooding: Total 238843 people fully and 6536509 people partially affected, 50042 households fully and 1305257 households partially affected, 71628 houses fully and 548175 houses partially damaged.