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Bangladesh: Floods and landslides displace over 600,000 people

Publisher Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC)
Publication Date 25 July 2012
Cite as Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC), Bangladesh: Floods and landslides displace over 600,000 people, 25 July 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/501153d72.html [accessed 25 July 2014]
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600,000 have been internally displaced due to extensive flooding, landslides and flash floods in southeast and northeast Bangladesh since late June. By early July, around 220,000 homeswere badly damaged or completely destroyed. While receding waters have allowed many to return, 15 districts remain flood-affected.

According to disaster management authorities, 167,801 families have been affected by the floods in Chittagong. The vulnerability of people in the Chittagong Hills Tracts is further increased by long standing displacement resulting from years of conflict including on-going clashes between indigenous groups and settlers. Information on the needs of these conflict IDPs is scarce.

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