Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Come the monsoons, the misery of annual floods hits Bangladesh this year the country had to call out the army to battle its worst floods in over 6 years. In mid-July the army moved into the worst-hit Gaibandha region, where nearly 200,000 flood-hit victims are either staying in temporary camps or are marooned. Future tidings are bleak; according to Ainun Nishat, an expert from the Bangladesh University of Engineering, the situation could worsen if rainfall continued over the next 2 or 3 weeks.

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