This revised Emergency Appeal operation aims to assist 100,000 people (20,000 households) affected by the floods in ten districts over a 12-month period. Since 12 August 2017 heavy monsoon rains above the seasonal average have severely impacted the riverine region of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This has resulted in intense flooding in almost two-thirds of Bangladesh, affecting over eight million people. Bangladesh is experiencing floods for the fourth time this year and this latest flood has inundated the country. The ten districts are Kurigram, Dinajpur, Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Tangail, Lalmonirhat, Sirajganj, Bogra, Naogaon and Rangpur.
Based on the adjustment and more detailed assessments, the operational strategy is aimed to be more targeted, where multipurpose cash will be utilised as main modality delivering assistance to 20,00 households. Appropriate interventions on immediate relief and longer-term recovery assistance will be provided to the most vulnerable households according to pre-defined selection criteria and accountable process.
100,000 people (20,000 households) affected by the floods in ten districts