Chittagong Floods Bangladesh 2012
Over the past several days Chittagong city in Bangladesh has seen some of the heaviest rains in recent years. This has caused flash floods and landslides. At this stage news media are reporting that at least 100 people have been killed and many thousands left stranded as the floods caused residential houses to collapse in some neighbourhoods. The Chittagong international airport is closed and the commercial centre of the city has been experiencing long power outages.
SCNZ supports a ‘positive discipline’ project in Bangladesh, which is dedicated to enabling and protecting learning environments for over 18,500 children. This includes children in the Chittagong area where we work with 60 government schools as well as primary education training institutes in support of teacher training and the Bangladeshi government’s education department.
The floods have severely reduced telecommunication and road access with Chittagong city but local government officials are visiting affected areas and Save the Children staff in Bangladesh are also monitoring the situation.
Children are often the most vulnerable to emergencies, such as floods. The more prepared we are before an emergency, the faster we can respond and the more children we can save and support.
Regular donations to Save the Children’s Emergency Fund help us to be prepared for and respond to emergency situations when they happen. . We know what to do when disaster strikes and, with your support, we will be able to deliver immediate care and long-term assistance.
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