Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:00

An Assessment of Flash Flood’17 Impact in Haor areas of Bangladesh

An Assessment of Flash Flood’17 Impact in Haor areas of Bangladesh

Nepal C Dey, Ratnajit Saha, Mahmood Parvez, Mir Raihanul Islam, Polin K Saha, Sifat-E-Rabbi, Kaniz Ferdouse

 Date: 24 August 2017; Time 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm; Venue: BRAC Centre Inn Meeting Room No: 02, Level 3

 

Research Findings Presentation

 

Abstract

 

The recent flash flood’17 in the north-east region which was triggered by heavy rainfall has breached parts of embankments and resulted in huge loss of assets and income of haor dwellers. The flood has not only damaged boro crop, which is the only seasonal rice crop that farmers of haor area grow annually but also has affected livelihoods of haor dwellers. The aim of the study was to investigate the impacts flash flood’17 in different sectors, such as agricultural production, livelihood including food security, education system, social and gender vulnerability, water, sanitation and health and economic groups. One of the study objectives was to understand the effectiveness of government as well as BRAC’s support during flood. This study has covered 62 villages of 31 unions under six districts, and a total of 1845 households. Both primary and secondary data were employed in the study. This study has identified some important emergency services for the affected people during any humanitarian crisis like flood.