"Flood In Bangladesh"
Bangladesh is a flood prone country due to being situated on the Ganges Delta. It is most susceptible to major flooding during the months of July and August, as a mixture of the monsoon seasons and the rising of major rivers and their tributaries.
This year intense rainfall in the northern part of the country has inundated 17 of the country’s 64 districts. According to sources, around 2million people were affected by this flood and about half a million were left homeless.People have lost their homes and all their belongings due to flood and river erosion. Fields of crops are inundated in water as well. Many people have lost most of their crops and livestock.Thousands of these flood-affected people have taken shelter on higher grounds or embankments. Yet their sufferings are increasing everyday. Flood-affected people are deprived from basic needs such as safe drinking water and healthcare facilities. It becomes very difficult for them to avoid the contaminated water for daily chores. Sources of safe water such as tube wells are also submerged in contaminated water. Government has taken steps to minimize the affects of flood. Besides that many non-governmental and the United Nations World Food Programme are also taking immediate measures to end their sufferings.
"Food transfers, electronic food vouchers and child nutritional status
among Rohingya children living in Bangladesh"
In a humanitarian assistance setting, Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, household receipt of an electronic food voucher instead of a food ration is associated with improvements in the linear growth of children between 6 and 23 months but not in measures of acute undernutrition or other anthropometric outcomes. Our associational evidence indicates that transitioning from food rations to electronic food vouchers does not adversely affect child nutritional status.