5 july 2017
Our church partners in southeastern Bangladesh estimate that around 350 children have been affected by the recent rain and the subsequent flooding and landslides. Many have lost homes, and their families have lost livelihoods as cultivated lands, paddy fields and fruit gardens were damaged by flooding, which left thick mud after the water receded. These communities depend largely on agriculture, so Compassion BangladeshÂ is taking steps to assist beneficiaries with food and the cost of home repairs.
Please continue to pray for safety and provision for children and families in the area. Pray for protection as the monsoon season is just beginning in Bangladesh.Â
We will contact you directly if your sponsored child has been affected.
26 June 2017
Our Bangladesh office confirms that two of our church partners have suffered significant damage due to the flooding. They are both located in extremely rural areas and due to the remoteness and lack of infrastructure, it is proving difficult to respond to their needs.Â
The team from Pangkhua Para Child Development Centre lost all of their office documents and while floodwaters have now receded, the premises is covered in thick mud. Jamunachari Child Development CentreÂ is located on a hill and the project staffÂ had more time to save some of their essential documents and office supplies thanks to the help of childrenâ€™s parents and members of the community.
Many in neighbouring villages near the riverbed lost their homes to flooding and landslides and have temporarily moved in with friends or relatives who live on higher ground. Members of the community say they have never seen flooding like this in their area before.
19 June 2017
Just days after Cyclone Mora passed over southeast Bangladesh, heavy rains fell, causing flooding and landslides in the same area. Some parts of the country received over 300 mm (almost 12 inches) of rain in 48 hours. The most affected region is a mixture of small hills and low-lying plains, including the districts of Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban. Communication with the area is a challenge due to no electricity and blocked roads, making rescue and relief efforts very difficult.
Please join us in praying for safety for all children and families in the region. Please also pray for:
- An improvement in weather conditions so that the relief and recovery efforts can be effective.
- Communication lines to be restored and roads cleared.
- Encouragement and provision for those in the area affected by multiple disasters.
1 June 2017
On Tuesday 30 May, TyphoonÂ Mora swept across southeastern Bangladesh, carrying 72 mph winds and heavy rains. Many regions experienced severe flooding, including Chittagong, Coxâ€™s Bazar and Teknaf.Â An estimated 17,000 houses were destroyed and 35,000 were damaged. According to the latest reports, six people lost their lives.
Compassion Bangladesh shares that 128Â children in our programme have lost homes and their families have lost livelihoods. Four of our church partners have been directly impacted.Â
Please join us in praying for allÂ children and families who are facing great loss.Â