The current situation increases the risk of causing outbreaks of deadly diseases and threaten to worsen the COVID-19 pandemic
"These are the longest floods we have seen in years, but the water has already receded in many districts and we are preparing for the after-flood response," the National Coordination Center for Disaster Response Director Tasmin Ara Ajimiri said.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned that this situation carries a risk of outbreaks of deadly diseases and a worsening of the coronavirus pandemic in the southern region of Asia.
"This is one of the largest monsoon floods we have faced in many years and the worst is yet to come," the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) Secretary Feroz Salah Uddin said.
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