How to help flood relief and Bizmeet in Bangladesh
In the capital Dhaka, crowds have turned out to help victims of the devastating floods.
The Bangladeshi government is seeking the aid of hundreds of thousands of people who have registered with a crowdfunding site and will soon be receiving funds.
Bangladesh is facing a humanitarian crisis that is forcing it to take unprecedented measures.
The government is sending 2,000 personnel to the border with India and is trying to build a massive new dam.
The authorities are also mobilising more than a million soldiers to fight the raging torrents.
But despite all this, the flood has not stopped the people of Bangladesh from taking the plunge into the country.
This weekend, crowds gathered in the streets of Dhaka to raise money for flood relief.
They were expected to bring in as much as $2,000 ($3,000 in Bangladesh) for the government, which is currently struggling to meet its own needs.
The flood is the worst since the 2015 disaster in Bangladesh, which killed more than 2,500 people.
More than 3 million people have been displaced.
The situation in Bangladesh has deteriorated since then as it has become a country of displaced people.
The country is in the midst of a “catastrophic” humanitarian crisis, with millions of people still living in the aftermath of the 2015 floods, when more than 3,000 people died.
Many are still living without basic sanitation, water and sanitation facilities, including schools.
Bangls flood victims are seeking help on Facebook and other social media platforms.
In an interview with the Associated Press, the founder of a social networking website, who did not want to be named, said the flood victims were in desperate need of money and food.
“This is what I have experienced,” he said.
“There is nothing to do except donate money to those affected by the floods.
People are in desperate straits.”
Facebook user Mohammad Naveed said his friends and family have been overwhelmed with donations.
“People are saying we are overwhelmed by people’s generosity, but I would say it is because of the generosity of people of Dhana and Bangladesh,” he told AP.