Stories about: Floods

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  • Rohingya people

    A tale of two floods

    On 4 May last year, Jacob Sarker started his new role as Tearfund’s Country Representative for Bangladesh. On 30 May, Cyclone Mora hit the south of…

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  • Cox's Bazar site

    Before the monsoon

    In August 2017 violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar instigated a mass exodus of the Rohingya people. Now they're facing the threat of monsoon rains and landslides in Cox's Bazar.

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  • South Asia Floods Green Shoots of Hope

    The floods of August 2017 caused devastation on a massive scale across South Asia. Media attention may have moved on, but the rebuilding effort will last for years to come. However, thanks to the hard work of our partners and the tenacity of local people like Nazir*, the signs of recovery are slowly starting to appear.

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  • South Asia floods, people wait for clinic

    South Asian floods two months later

    During the flooding in Bangladesh, Bibha’s house was washed away. With her family she managed to take shelter in a neighbouring house. Both she and her eldest daughter fell sick with a fever. With the roads destroyed around Kurigram she had no way to get to the health centre to get help. Bibha’s husband is a labourer, but during monsoon season he doesn’t have any work and the whole family has to survive on only one meal a day. Now their circumstances had become much worse.

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  • The floods in Asia

    Jo Khinmaung-Moore, Tearfund’s Senior Policy Adviser on climate change and energy explains what’s happening in the flood-hit areas, why the flooding…

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