Dwoha Chowdhury

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Relief not reaching those who need it most

Shamim Ahmed, a young resident of Eklimnagar village in Sunamganj’s Chhatak upazila, has been stranded with no relief since the flood hit his home six days ago.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

‘Hungry for two days’

“Sir, please note down my name. I have five daughters and we have been going hungry for two days.”

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Cry for relief in Sylhet city’s shelters too

Cry for relief is getting louder in Sylhet and Sunamganj as at least 40 lakh people remain stranded due to flood in the two districts and over 3 lakh of them have taken refuge at different shelters.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Why not declare Sylhet, Sunamganj as ‘disaster zones’?

It was pitch-dark when I entered Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital on Saturday afternoon. The ground floor was submerged in knee-high floodwater. I climbed up the stairs to the first floor to find an elderly patient named Ana Miah lying on the floor.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Flood situation likely to get worse, cry for help grows louder

The floods wreaking havoc in the country’s northern and north-eastern districts may worsen as water levels in already overflowing rivers could continue to rise over the next two days, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. 

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

40 lakh people stranded in Sylhet, Sunamganj flood

The flood situation in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts is becoming more severe with time as more than 40 lakh people remain marooned in different upazilas and towns while other areas are on verge of being inundated.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

“Just 2 weeks ago, we faced flash flood and now another blow”

Residents of Chhatak, Bishwambarpur, Tahirpur and Dowarabazar upazilas of Sunamganj and Companiganj, Gowainghat upazilas of Sylhet, including the city corporation areas, are badly affected due to the ongoing heavy rain and flood.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

As flood worsens, many parts of Sylhet, Sunamganj without electricity

People in Sylhet and Sunamganj have been experiencing a power outage since yesterday (June 16, 2022) following heavy floods caused by upstream water and heavy rainfall in the districts.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

Sylhet, Sunamganj floods worst in recent memory

Worsening floods in Sunamganj and Sylhet districts have resulted in power outages, closure of many schools as they have been turned into makeshift flood shelters, and vast areas being inundated, with locals saying the flood is worse than the ones they experienced in 1998 and 2004.  

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Flood in the Northeast: Restoring road communication now priority

As all rivers except the Surma were reportedly flowing below the danger level yesterday afternoon, the authorities are now prioritising repairing the damaged roads and restoring communication.