More than 50,000 families have been affected by monsoon rains in the south west of Bangladesh.
Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes as water levels in the districts of Monirampur, Keshabpur and Avoynagar surpassed previous highs, flooding large swathes of land.
Three districts are waterlogged
The floods have affected electricity supplies, and there is a lack of
sanitation facilities and a further threat from poisonous snakes.
Residents are seeking shelter in public buildings such as schools and
The three districts are not normally prone to flooding, but without adequate drainage the land has become waterlogged.
The floods have affected around 23,000 families in Monirampur, 24,500
families in Avoynagar, and almost 7,000 families in Keshabpur.
The immediate needs are food and non-food items, emergency shelter,
latrines and the installation of tube wells to access clean water.
An emergency team from Islamic Relief's Bangladesh office is in the
area and hygiene kits will be distributed to people affected by the
IR has allocated an initial £10,000 for emergency intervention in
Bangladesh. IR aid workers will distribute food and other forms of aid
to people affected by the floods.