Flooding Crisis in Bangladesh


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before and after

May 8, 2022 – June 22, 2022

Record-breaking rainfall in May and June caused severe flooding in Bangladesh. Floodwaters washed away homes, inundated agricultural fields, and forced people to flee to higher ground or to shelters. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs described the situation as a humanitarian crisis.

The images show Northeast Bangladesh and India before and during the flooding. The Brahmaputra River flowed through multiple channels in the May image, but by late June flooding had raised water levels and formed one broad channel. Blue areas near the bottom center of the image indicate floodwaters in low-lying areas.

See more images of river flooding from Thailand and Northeastern China.

Images taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Source: NASA’s Earth Observatory

  • Published on : 31st July, 2022
  • Data collection period: May 8, 2022 - June 22, 2022
  • Published by: NASA
  • Source website: https://climate.nasa.gov/
  • Author(s): Source: NASA’s Earth Observatory
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