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ends 06 Aug 2022, 11:59 PM
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Mercy Relief, Singapore's leading independent disaster relief agency, is responding to the South Asia flash floods that have struck the northeastern districts of Bangladesh and India.

Due to continuous heavy rainfall since 17 May 2022, the northeastern districts of Sylhet and Sunamganj in Bangladesh and the state of Assam in India have been experiencing flash floods and landslides that have affected more than 7 million people in the two countries combined.

According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) in Bangladesh, within a month, 94 percent of Sylhet and 84 percent of Sunamganj were submerged. With major regional highways and access roads underwater, connectivity and transport to the affected areas have been blocked, resulting in a delay in assistance.

In India, as of 16 June, the Brahmaputra River has been flowing above the danger level and approximately 1.1 million people across 35 districts in the affected state of Assam have been gravely affected. About 145,700 individuals have been evacuated to relief camps, while more than 121,200 houses have been damaged or destroyed completely.

About the Charity

Headquartered in Singapore, Mercy Relief was established in 2003 to respond to human tragedies and disasters in the Asia Pacific. Today, we are Singapore's leading independent disaster relief agency with dedicated leadership, capacity building expertise and an affiliate network operating across the entire disaster management cycle.

Mercy Relief provides emergency aid within 72 hours of an international appeal in the aftermath of a disaster. The objective of our longer-term sustainable development programmes is to uplift and empower communities in five key areas: water & sanitation, shelter, sustainable livelihoods, healthcare and education. Since our inception, Mercy Relief has responded to more than 86 human tragedies with more than $45.3 million in relief across 26 countries. We have implemented more than 65 post-disaster projects and impacted over 2.7 million lives.

Find more information about how Mercy Relief is transforming lives across Asia at www.mercyrelief.org.


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