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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