Mintu Deshwara

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

“Within a few hours, there was so much water that we ran for our life”

Md Raju Mia (35), a resident of Murshibadkura village in Talimpur union on the bank of Hakaluki Haor, and his family have been battling the floods for generations. But this year's flood, caused by incessant rain and water from upstream, has put them in a tough position.

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

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 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Stranded on a hillock

Around 30 families from the Tripura community, living on a hillock in Satchhari National Park area in Habiganj’s Chunarughat upazila, are in grave trouble. The only bridge connecting them to the mainland has collapsed due to the stormy winds and flood water flowing down the canal. As a result, they remain stranded on the hillock, unable to move to a safer region.

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

People of 40 Moulvibazar villages stranded in flood

A total of 55.2 mm rainfall was recorded in Moulvibazar in the last 24 hours. In urban areas, the flood water decreased slightly today (June 18, 2022) as compared to yesterday, but at least 40 villages of the district remain waterlogged due to incessant rain.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

Water rising in Habiganj as well, low-lying areas inundated

Low-lying areas of Habiganj city are inundated – causing immense people suffering – due to the incessant heavy rains, onrush of water from the hills and rising water in the rivers.

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

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.  

June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

Croplands pushed toward ruin

In the last few years, 31 illegal brick kilns have been built within just 1.5 kilometres on both sides of Dhuliakhal-Mirpur regional road in Habiganj. Of them, only 15 are authorised, according to local union parishad chairman Saifuddin.