Sylhet & Sunamganj flood

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022

Floodplain development is sabotaging our future

We must learn from Sylhet flooding and undo past mistakes

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Don't turn receivers of aid into photo props

Many have fallen prey to the unforgiving lens of the camera, and it is quite often that the lines between relief and respect becomes blurred.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Parvez Hasan in aid of the flood-affected in Bangladesh

At present, when people of Sylhet, Sunamganj and Kurigram are affected by the devastating floods. YouTuber, Parvez Hasan has taken numerous steps to stand by the flood victims along with many other compassionate individuals of the country.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Another spell of flooding can upend life in Sylhet

Government must try harder to reduce present and future suffering in the region

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

Firoz Hasan of Free Motion stands by flood affected Sylhet and Sunamganj

Social media influencer, Firoz Hasan of Free Motion, has taken a personal initiative to stand by the flood victims of Sylhet and Sunamganj. As a content creator, Hasan met people in distress and felt that the plight of these people should be highlighted. At one point, he thought of making videos and uploading them on social media.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Inaccessible, in distress

Thousands of people in 93 unions -- one-third of the total 336 in Sylhet division -- suffer immensely as no humanitarian aid could reach them as yet.

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Ramp up relief efforts in flood-hit areas

Victims are being let down by insufficient aid, slow pace of relief efforts

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Every life matters at Animal Rescuers Bangladesh

Severe flooding in the northeast of Bangladesh has left millions stranded in greater Sylhet including Sunamganj. Both human and animal lives are at stake, with almost no access to food, shelter or safety for days at a stretch. Various rescue organisations including Animal Rescuers Bangladesh are trying to access these flood-affected regions to provide necessary assistance to the survivors.

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Our embankments are contributing to floods, not stopping them

Dr S Nazrul Islam, founder of Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) and Vice President of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), speaks with Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the causes behind the devastating floods in Sylhet and Sunamganj, and what the government must do to avoid such disasters in the future.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

La Nina behind floods in Bangladesh

La Nina is moderately active in the Pacific Ocean this year. This would cause more rains across the Ganges and Brahmaputra basins ultimately leading to more floods, said Dr Rashed Chowdhury in an interview with The Daily Star.