EDITORIAL: Stand by the flood and erosion-hit
August 8th, 2020 at 12:01 am
EDITORIAL: Stand by the flood and erosion-hit

Once again Bangladesh is faced with another serious monsoon flood which has spiked erosion of the river banks leaving several million people in acute distress.

After the ones in 1988 and 1998, the floods this year has gripped almost half of this South Asian country and has prolonging longer than usual as gushing waters continued to enter the country from the upstream in neighbouring India.

Unusually heavy monsoon rains and after slightly receding once the swirling water again engulfed the country of some 180 million people.

Government aid has been rushed, but media reports speak of more help for those hit by floods and river bank erosion. Many lived in flooded homes or have taken shelter bridges, dams and roads.

They will be able to return and rebuild their lives again, but those who have lost their homes to erosion have a bleak future.

It is time for all of us to stand by these unfortunate but courageous people and ensure they can comfortable rebuild their lives.

The natural disasters have hit amid COVID-19 making aid operations difficult and many have not ventured out to help the needy like in previous years in fear getting infected.

Thus we should ensure to provide funds or food to the government and non-governmental organisations so that our fellow humans can tide over the situation over which man has no hand.

Let us unites to do our best for the flood and erosion-hit people of the country.

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