By Mushfiqul Fazal
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that heavy monsoon rains have affected some 4.7 million people, including nearly two million children in Bangladesh.
These floods are forecast to be the longest since 1998, inundating nearly a quarter of the country, said Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General, at daily briefing held at UN headquarter on Wednesday.
Nearly one million houses are waterlogged, and some 90,000 people have moved to shelters.
Humanitarian partners are coordinating with the government to distribute food, water purification units, hygiene and dignity kits, and emergency shelter supplies.