How many people died in the 2010 floods of Bangladesh?
53 people died in the flood on Bangladesh 2010
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1 / How many people live in Bangladesh? 160,000,128 were recorded in 2008 2/ what does that people? 3/ How Many People live in Dhaka? 4/ what kinds of work in Bangladesh?
Bangladesh is situated on the Ganges Delta and the many distributaries that flow into the Bay of Bengal . Hence, it is prone toflooding every year. In 1998, over 75% of th…e country's total areawas flooded. At least 30 million people became homeless andapproximately 1,070 people died.
at least 2,379 people died in the Bangladesh floods in the year 1998
Bangladesh suffered one of its worst ever floods. Despite flooding being common in this country, the floods of 1988 were particularly resulting in over 1000 deaths and 30 mill…ion people were being made homeless and losing all of their belongings. Over two thirds of the land area was covered by water and the capital Dhaka was two metres underwater, this effects people as they would have to be evacuated. Food supplies was severely affected as flooding destroyed the rice stocks with a total of 668.529 hectacres of crops being destroyed this will affect people as they need food to survive. There was a serious shortage of drinking water & dry food. 400 clothing factories were forced to be closed which results in people losing their jobs and therefore not getting a sufficient amount of money to support their family. Communications became difficult with shopping impossible as well as roads and railways have been swept away making it difficult for people to go to work and also means rescue operation even more difficult. Diseases spread such as bronchitus and cholera/diarrhoea. For villages in Faridpur, about 120 kilometres south of Dhaka, lowering water levels meant the end of the week sheltering on their town centre embankment at times only 2 feet above the flood-level. They do not sleep in the night as they fear their little children may fall into the nearby deep-flood water. There is a risk oh health hazards because they lack drinking water and have to cross through to dirty water to move here and there. Schools have been closed since the floods hit, resulting in children lacking in education.
2,379 were dead in the 1998 flood. (Bangladesh)
Approximately 800 people died overall, many from disease as they had no access to clean water. 36 million people were made homeless.
In September 1998 Bangladesh saw the most severe flooding the modern world has seen. As the Brahmaputra, Ganges and Meghna split over and swallowed 300,000 houses, 6,000 miles… (9,700 km) of road and 1,600 miles (2,600 km) of embankmennt1,000 people were killed and 30 million more were made homeless with 135,000 cattle killed, 50 square kilometres of land destroyed and 11,000 km of roads damaged or destroyed. 66% of the country was underwater. There were several reasons for the severity of the flooding. Firstly, there were unusually high monsoon rains. Secondly, the Himalayas shed off an equally unusually high amount of melt water that year. Lastly, trees that usually intercept rain water were cut down for fire wood or to make space for animals. This article is based on research conducted by Dr. Moazzem Hossain who was working as a Programme Manager in Health and Nutrition of Save the Children Fund UK at the time of the study. Elizabeth Stevens, Policy Officer at Save the Children UK, wrote the following article based on the research. This was a busy market place in Shariatpur, it took the river a few hours to engulf. Bangladesh experienced the worst flood of the century between July - October 1998. Some 30 million persons were affected by the crisis. The people of Bangladesh have extraordinary coping mechanisms for dealing with floods, but the scale and duration of the 1998 flood placed these under considerable strain, and there were serious concerns about the possibility of a large-scale famine. The government and aid agencies responded in a variety of ways. Flood shelters were built; medical care was provided in treatment centres and by mobile teams; damaged homes were repaired; agricultural products were supplied; cash for work programmes were initiated as well as grants and interest free loans. Food assistance was targeted at those in urgent need and the poorest members of the community. In the areas where the study was carried out, poorest households were identified on the basis of income statements provided by each household. In other areas where SCF and NGOs were working the poorest were identified through discussions with the community. Nutrition interventions included supplementary feeding for households with a malnourished child, and the provision of Vitamin A capsules where night blindness was detected. Questions have been asked as to the effectiveness of the targeting and the extent to which interventions influenced the nutritional status. A study of the results of a Save the Children UK survey indicates some answers to these questions. Serious flooding, although not as severe as in 1998, has swept through Bangladesh over the last three and a half months affecting hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country. In the first week of October more than 700,000 people were hit by acute flooding. In Rayshani district alone, 480,000 people were seriously affected when thousands of homes-most of them wattle and daub huts-were completely or partially damaged by floodwaters and some 10,000 hectares of cultivated land completely submerged and destroyed. According to the Bangladesh News Forum , many of those made homeless by the flooding and unable to find shelter in government offices, schools or under roads and bridges were sleeping in the open with no food. Other northern districts inundated by the rising floodwaters include Joypurhat, Naogaon, and Chapainawabganj. Bangladesh newspapers reported that tens of thousands of people, mindful of last year's devastating floods abandoned their rudimentary shelters for the "safer" highlands during this year's monsoon season. In early September, ten people, including six children, were killed, 5,332 houses destroyed, and 50,000 families hit by flooding in Manjkganj district. According to official statistics more than 10,325 hectares of crop were damaged and 350 fish projects obliterated. In July, three people were killed and thousands rendered homeless when the Gumit River breached an embankment. As usual the government voiced its "concerns," dispatched some food items and clothing to the victims and closed another chapter of the annual flooding season in Bangladesh. Last year's monsoon season produced the worst flooding in Bangladesh's 27-year history with 70 percent of the country submerged in floodwaters, and one million hectares of cropland destroyed. Between 30 to 40 million of the population of 126 million were affected. Floodwaters inundated most of the country for more than two months, destroying schools, government offices, countless homes and bringing diseases like diarrhea and hepatitis. Over 1,000 people were killed and millions left homeless without food or shelter. Bangladesh is a low-lying delta region in the north-east of the Indian sub-continent and more than 200 rivers, including the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, pass through the country. According to the United Nation's Human Development Report-1999 , an average of 10,928 are killed in Bangladesh by so-called natural disasters each year. The flood disasters are not natural but caused by deforestation in the Himalayas and cultivation methods, in Bangladesh and those countries bordering it, that increase sedimentation and the silting up of riverbeds. Every year flooding particularly affects the poor in Bangladesh. According to Human Development in South Asia-1999 report, 51.1 percent of rural Bangladesh is poor and 26.3 percent in urban areas. The report reveals that since 1985, "the absolute number of poor rose by 1.2 percent annually... faster than any historically observed rate." Little has been done to prevent the annual flooding in the country. In 1989, a Flood Action Plan (FAP) was formulated at a cost of $US150 million, which aimed at constructing 3,500 kilometres of embankments, some as high as 7.5 metres, for an estimated $10-15 billion. But major donors scaled down the project to $5 billion, before abandoning it altogether citing various engineering, ecological and social complexities. No alternative plan to control floods has been developed by the government or aid agencies. In September 1998, an article in Asian Watmanet , a FAO-UNDP sponsored newsletter, admitted: "To date we do not have a comprehensive watershed management in Bangladesh, nor do we have effective coordination among various agencies sporadically involved in resource management." According to the same newsletter, a seminar in Dhaka urged the Bangladesh government to propose a sub-regional committee with representatives from China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. The committee, the seminar said, should coordinate efforts so that "flood disasters... presently felt in almost all the countries of the Indogangetic river basin can be jointly handled through upland watershed management." Like the other proposals to alleviate the annual flooding in Bangladesh, nothing has come from this appeal for a "joint effort". Despite the obvious need, the government of the region do not have the resources and are incapable of co-operating in drawing up an overall plan to halt the floods. The countries and international corporations that have the resources will not provide them because there is no way of making a profitable return on protecting poverty stricken workers and villagers in a country like Bangladesh. As much as two-thirds of the country was inundated by the 1998 flood, which has been deemed "the flood of the century" 1 . The floods lasted for more than 65 days (from mid-July until September) and affected 100,000 kmÂ² (68 percent) of the country 2 . Basic infrastructure was badly affected with the loss of many homes, businesses, cattle and other livestock 3 . The capital, Dhaka, was also seriously affected with roads flooded and made impassable, flood protection levees threatening to crack and blocked drains and sewerage systems causing environmental and health problems 4 . contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org .
thousands of people were killed in the flood because of drowning ect
They are so used to floods that they simply put out sandbags! They also put houses on stilts so they're above the flood water, The Bangladeshi government plant trees to prev…ent errosion and they reinforce the flood barriers. They make roofs and walls stronger by using palm leafs and bamboo sticks (thought these do not often make much of a difference!).
961 people died after the Bangladesh flood in 2007 and 39 buildings were destroyed
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