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July 13, 2004, 01:43 AM

July 13, 2004, 02:33 AM
True picture of BD ...... this image (http://www.newagebd.com/img11.html)


[Edited on 13-7-2004 by sports_fan_bd]

July 13, 2004, 06:35 AM
Old man, discharging his responsibility….

July 13, 2004, 06:45 AM
Hard task! Savings of small quantity water from huge water….

July 13, 2004, 06:57 AM
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Son is trying to make repayment to his beloved mother…

July 14, 2004, 12:54 PM
classic one bro......

July 14, 2004, 11:09 PM
5 die; 60 go missing; 800 houses destroyed; act blamed on feud between contractors..

more (http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/07/15/d4071501011.htm)

source- Daily Star

[Edited on 15-7-2004 by 200SX]

July 14, 2004, 11:19 PM
I hope those contractors rot in hell. :mad:

July 15, 2004, 01:24 PM
Aerial view of Flood

July 19, 2004, 06:36 AM
Flood victims are in struggle to getting relief materials....

July 19, 2004, 06:41 AM
Removing the house for future shelter…

July 19, 2004, 06:45 AM
Endless uncertainty…

July 19, 2004, 07:18 AM
Aimless waiting…

July 20, 2004, 05:09 AM
For safety of the future…

July 20, 2004, 09:31 AM
BBC_FLOOD IN BD (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3909939.stm)

The authorities in Bangladesh have closed down the airport in the north-eastern town of Sylhet after flood waters swamped its runway.

Any way we outside the country can help. Who are collecting the donations?:(

July 21, 2004, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by oracle
BBC_FLOOD IN BD (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3909939.stm)

The authorities in Bangladesh have closed down the airport in the north-eastern town of Sylhet after flood waters swamped its runway.

Any way we outside the country can help. Who are collecting the donations?:(

is thr ne way to da tht...............????

plz let us kno...

July 22, 2004, 04:26 AM
Water entered in Dhaka city

July 22, 2004, 04:36 AM
Truck, Boat and Rickshaw are in the same avenue…

July 22, 2004, 04:43 AM
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Life does not stop…

July 22, 2004, 05:15 AM
Originally posted by 200SX
Originally posted by oracle
BBC_FLOOD IN BD (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3909939.stm)

The authorities in Bangladesh have closed down the airport in the north-eastern town of Sylhet after flood waters swamped its runway.

Any way we outside the country can help. Who are collecting the donations?:(

is thr ne way to da tht...............????

plz let us kno...

BRAC is organizing relief operation through out the country.

Now they urges to the donors to donate dry food, medicine and clothing.

BRAC requested to reach the relief materials area wise,

Dhanmondi Regional Manager Office
House 62/1, Road 12/A
Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Uttara Regional Manager Office
House # 2, Road # 3, Sector # 3
Uttara, Dhaka

Financial help:

Name of Beneficiary: BRAC

Name of the Bank:

BRAC Bank Ltd
1 Gulshan Avenue
Dhaka 1212

Account No: 150180000394
Swift code: BRAK BD DH

E-mail: development@brac.net

Contact person: Ms. Rosy

July 22, 2004, 05:37 AM
Thanks MZIA for the information. Good to see that they are at the forefront , here is their link for organisation info and activities:

BRAC (http://www.brac.net/)

July 22, 2004, 12:25 PM
The Red Cross said it would launch an international appeal to raise 3.2 million dollars for victims of floods in Bangladesh, while warning the situation could become "critical" if more heavy rains fell.

AFP (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/bangladesh_weather)

July 22, 2004, 09:32 PM
panir moiddhey rishka ki korey? arey nouka koi?

July 24, 2004, 06:08 AM
Commercial area of Dhaka, Mothijheel, is under water…

July 24, 2004, 06:17 AM
Drinking water movement through waterway…

July 24, 2004, 06:22 AM
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Uncertain destiny…

July 24, 2004, 06:28 AM
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Long way to go….who knows how long?

July 25, 2004, 01:13 AM
This is bad! Is it worse than 1989?

July 25, 2004, 01:15 AM
All of us can help together, please try to donate. Time is running out.


Anything and everything helps, $0.50, $1, $5, $10, whatever you can do is a help.

[Edited on 25-7-2004 by nasif]

July 25, 2004, 01:10 PM
Can any one help bangladesh?:-/

July 26, 2004, 01:13 AM
Shelter also is in under threatening of water...

July 26, 2004, 01:18 AM
Army has extended their cooperation…

July 26, 2004, 01:26 AM
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Water based food-court...

July 26, 2004, 01:28 AM
Prime minister is in action…

July 26, 2004, 01:31 AM
Accident is in calamity…

July 26, 2004, 02:51 AM
Along with all Drinking water is crucial challenge…

July 26, 2004, 03:11 AM
Hard try...

July 27, 2004, 01:03 AM
God this is horrible! According to BBC due to high tide in Bay of Bangal river water cannot escape to sea. India is still flooding. So water comming from India will be in BD for a while. 58 people died in 1 day alone. 70% land is under water. 40% of Dhaka is under water. This is the worst ever.

July 27, 2004, 01:58 AM
It’s literally alarming.

“The United States said it would provide 50,000 dollars in emergency assistance to flood-hit Bangladesh, which the World Food Program has warned could face a major humanitarian crisis”.

News (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/us_bangladesh_weather)

July 27, 2004, 02:00 AM
Watching scarily the strength of catastrophe…

July 27, 2004, 02:24 AM
Bangladesh need permanent flood control system. 70% of the land is under water.

70% off 56000 sq mile = 39200 sq mile

39200 sq mile = 3097600 sqft.

if each ft contain 4 ft of water in avg
then total flood water is 12390300 cuft of water about 12.5 million cuft.

Is it possible to make a reservior such big to contain 12.5 million cuft of water? Its hard but not impossible. We should go for it.
In turms of money it will be beneficial too. This kinda massive flood hit bangladesh every 15 years. As sea level is rising this massive flood will be more frequent. It may come in interval of 10 years in next 100 years. If each flood cost 3 billion dollar damage in turms of crops,infrastructure, and business wise then it will cost Bangladesh 30 billion dollar in next 100 years. This flood system will cost less then fraction. Bangladesh should go for it. What do you guys think?

July 27, 2004, 07:21 PM
What happened to El Nino this year? :(

Space images show relentless floods in Bangladesh

Flooding is shown as dark blue and bright white to highlight two ways in which the satellite Aqua can spot ground water (Image: NASA GSFC)

Satellite images have revealed the devastating impact of recent flooding in Bangladesh, with two thirds of country submerged in water.

Pictures taken by the NASA satellite Aqua on 22 July show water covering areas of Bangladesh and eastern India.

New Scientist link (http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996205)

PS: Thanks for all the pictures mzia

July 28, 2004, 01:49 PM
since this horrific disaster been happening i thought of helping out as much as possible from more than 10,000miles away from bd. dont have a lot of money to donate so i did the thing i can do best: design.



check those out... and make more ppl compelled to donate.

July 28, 2004, 07:07 PM
Here is a link to a full resolution pic of the above space image: link (http://aqua.nasa.gov/images/Bangladesh_AMO2004204_lrg.jpeg)

hs.. the light blue/aqua are clouds.. but check out the deep blue parts. That area must be very deep in water to get that kind of colour. It's like a mini-sea.. :(

So why such devastating floods this year? Global warming? Deforestation in the Himalayas? El Nino? Does anyone know of the stats of floods pre-1971?

Feel so bloody hopeless..

July 28, 2004, 07:16 PM
A flabbergasted Nesa Banu, 65, of Falshatia village of Manikganj district shows journalists inedible, rotten rice and potato she received at Mahadebpur relief camp in Ghior yesterday. Allegations of irregularities in relief distribution at the camps in the district are widespread. PHOTO: Anisur Rahman

dailystar (http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/07/29/d4072901033p.htm)

[Edited on 29-7-2004 by fab]

July 28, 2004, 07:21 PM
okay i totally screwed up my last post.. where the heck is the delete option?!?

July 29, 2004, 07:31 PM
According to BBC total damage of this flood is 7 billion dollar. 7 with a B. Bangladesh 1 year budget is less than 7 billion dollar. We can make a parmanent flood control system in 7 billion dollar. This type of flood is coming soon again.

Bangladesh Flood cost for 2004 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3937489.stm)

[Edited on 30-7-2004 by sageX]

July 30, 2004, 01:28 PM

July 31, 2004, 02:52 AM

July 31, 2004, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by fab
okay i totally screwed up my last post.. where the heck is the delete option?!?

Delete button is no longer available. Sorry for the inconvenience. You may edit the post and clear the contents. Alternatively, you may u2u any moderator to delete for you.

I could not delete any post because not sure which one you were refering to.

August 1, 2004, 04:27 AM
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Need Food

August 1, 2004, 04:35 AM
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Need Medication

August 1, 2004, 04:42 AM
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Stadium, shelter for Rickshaw and Auto Rickshaw

August 1, 2004, 04:52 AM
Marketing, door to door

August 1, 2004, 04:56 AM
Traffic Jam

August 2, 2004, 04:31 AM
Waiting for food and food plates are using as makeshift shelter from Sunlight.

August 2, 2004, 04:36 AM
Let there be light…

August 2, 2004, 04:44 AM
What is going with bangladesh?Water!water!and water! bangladesh is going to be poor for water.God help our bangladesh.God! God! God!

August 3, 2004, 02:29 AM
Help us...help the humanity.

The UNICEF office in Dhaka said Monday it is launching an immediate appeal for $13.4 million in emergency aid to save lives of children and women in flood-affected areas of Bangladesh.

News (http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=7&id=307445)

August 5, 2004, 03:23 AM
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The Bangladesh government says up to 20 million people will be in need of food aid for the next several months following devastating floods that submerged much of the country. International agencies are stepping-up assistance for flood victims.
News (http://english.epochtimes.com/news/4-8-4/22714.html)

August 5, 2004, 03:59 AM
mzia thanks for keeping us upto date.

August 5, 2004, 04:03 AM
After finalising a comprehensive plan to overcome impacts of the devastating flood, the United Nations will seek help for Bangladesh to the world community so that the country can recover from massive damages. The two-hour long closed-door meeting of the United Nations with the local representatives of donors at IDB Bhaban on Wednesday ended without making any assessment of damages caused by the recent flood or any promise of financial assistance to recoup the ravages inflicted on country’s overall economy.

The meeting chaired by the acting UN Resident Coordinator Douglas C Coutts alerted the donors about the extensity of challenges Bangladesh is going to face in the post-flood period. Coutts told newsmen after coming out of the meeting room that though the UN assessment of damages is going on, it will require additional assistance to get back on its feet.

In primary observation, both the donors’ representatives and the UN officials were of the opinion that Bangladesh would require a year to overcome the damages caused during recent deluge.

The meeting gave five UN organisations the responsibility of assessing sector wise flood damages in the recent flood. Assessment in Health and Nutrition sector was given to WHO, Water, Sanitation and Education to UNICEF, Food and Agriculture to WFP and Shelter, non-food relief and economic recovery jointly to UNDP and ILO. The UNICEF has already disclosed that damages in water and sanitation sector is about 14.5 million US dollar.

Douglas C Coutts said that about one crore people will face severe food scarcity, waterborne diseases and poor output in crop production in the coming months.

On the other hand, Food and Disaster Management Secretary Siddiqur Rahman, present at the meeting said that on completion of assessment of flood damages by the respective ministries, the government will submit its final assessment report to the UN resident office by Sunday. The UN will also consider government’s assessment before appealing to the world community next week.

Disaster Management Secretary also said that the government would appeal to the international community through the Economic Relations Division (ERD).

Coutts said that as the floodwater has started to recede the extent of new damages is emerging everyday.

He also mentioned that flooding in April destroyed rice crop significantly and another flood in mid-July washed away people’s household, food stocks affecting the purchasing capacity of the poor farmers and agriculture labourers.

A meeting insider informed the Press that donors and UN officials stressed on timely supply of livelihood and food in the flood-hit areas to avert another huge influx of rural people in the capital in search of survival.

The meeting mentioned that about two crore people have become homeless in the current flood, the meeting source said. Food and Disaster Management Secretary added that some three crore agriculture dependent people have lost purchasing capacity in the flood.

Disaster Management Secretary Siddiqur Rahman was optimistic of getting positive response from the international community to address damages caused by the current flood. He said that government channels, voluntary organisations and NGOs will be involved in disbursing of foreign assistance in the post-flood rehabilitation work.

Douglous Coutts indicated that another meeting of donors is likely to be convened on August 12. Representatives of USAID, European Union, DFID, GTZ were among others present at the meeting.

August 5, 2004, 02:11 PM
God will save Bangladesh from the floods, may we hope, as He has done many a time by His infinite kindness. The government’s well-televised effort will be only a minuscule part of God’s invisible hand. This part of the fact is already proven.
In any case, given the magnitude of the floods, now and in the past, a resourceless Bangladesh government can do little but pray for the water to recede and the sun to shine. A little more sensible behaviour, however, could have spared the nation the brazen comments of some major and minor ministers. But then some are incorrigible. But their comedy turns out to be a tragedy for us because they act at the expense of the suffering people.
When a great deluge submerged two-thirds of the country in 1998 the government of Sheikh Hasina was slow in starting rescue and relief work, for which we had criticised it. This year, the government of Khaleda Zia appeared to be trying at the beginning to wish away the flood. This government seemed to have kept itself ignorant of the fact that in neighbouring India huge areas in Bihar had been under water for over a month and that Nepal was experiencing heavy rainfall. These waters had no other way but to flow through Bangladesh. We saw it all happening because of foreign television broadcasts, which we receive in our drawing rooms or even bedrooms each day, many times over. So, only the government can say why it deluded itself into believing that the floods were going to be localised and short-lived. It has not been so, unfortunately. And now we have not only hundreds of thousands of people at relief centres, which had to be opened, but we also have many millions standing in water or barely afloat, anxiously waiting for a morsel of food.
The suffering that is taking place now is not a new experience in Bangladesh. Thousands of reams of paper have been used up to print what should be done in such a situation, what can be done and what should not be done in such situations. Heroes and heroines have been made out of the poor sufferers who used their own ingenuity to survive. Had those books and manuals been dusted regularly and any one of those had been read by anyone important in the government two months ago, many of the marooned could be helped much better than is being done. Incidentally, a well-informed journalist told us yesterday that after attending a discussion on the floods he came away with the distinct feeling that even now there is no centralised authority in the government for dealing with the situation arising out of the present floods.
Meanwhile, hungry and emaciated flood victims have complained not only about inadequacy of relief but also of corruption. Political partisanship is also hampering relief operations even though Bangladesh Television is trying to show that ministers, donning hunting safari suits and waterproof boots, are making nearly Herculean efforts to distribute relief. But the cat is let out of the bag when the same ministers are seen smiling on comfortable, motorised boats as if they are on a pleasure cruise.
Now, glum-faced experts have forecast that another wave of flood is coming. This should make the people of Bangladesh, especially those who have the means and are still living on dry land, to get ready to help flood victims.
During and after the 1998 floods we learnt from many flood-affected persons that they had survived with the help given by relatives and neighbours. Money borrowed from families of Bangladeshi wage earners abroad played a big role both in their survival as well as in the recovery activities after the floods. Thus we have to give as much importance, perhaps more, to help from private citizens although individual efforts will inevitably look like a drop in the ocean. But then drops put together create the sea. We will welcome such efforts.
Just now the government is needed most in carrying out rescue operations, bringing helpless persons to relief centres and reaching relief to remote areas. The government has made a mess of asking for help from abroad. But now what it ought to do is to make an appeal to the people of the country to come to the aid of their brothers and sisters.
We hope that the flood will not last till the middle or end of September. In that case rehabilitation and recovery work can be carried out, following earlier examples. There will, however, be new problems this year because of large-scale erosion and land going waste under sand carried by floodwaters.
The unseen but bigger problem will be an increase in poverty. During and after the floods many people will become poor again and many others will join the ranks of the poor.
May God help us in our struggle to reach better days.

August 5, 2004, 02:18 PM

Just not in Bd also in India.
Flood victims loot bags of grain from government warehouses in Bihar, India

August 5, 2004, 02:25 PM
To Habibul Bashar

please divulge the source of your articles when you post. Next time I see articles without sources I will delete them. Check your U2U.


August 5, 2004, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by oracle
To Habibul Bashar

please divulge the source of your articles when you post. Next time I see articles without sources I will delete them. Check your U2U.

But I did not get U2U.I have check my U2U.:-/

August 9, 2004, 05:09 AM
“Don’t be frightened, this is not usual situation…you will be taken care…”

August 9, 2004, 06:11 AM
More than 45,000 tonnes of wheat grown by Australian farmers will be used to feed flood-stricken communities in Bangladesh.

News (http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1172284.htm)

August 10, 2004, 02:55 AM
Big need...

August 10, 2004, 03:07 AM
Situational arrangement…

August 14, 2004, 06:09 AM
Generous peoples towards the distressed peoples…
News… (http://www.western-people.com/news/story.asp?j=20991)