An Urgent Appeal for Flood Victims of Sylhet, Bangladesh

Dear DCI Friends,

Thirteen upazillas (sub-districts) in north-east Bangladesh have been ravaged by heavy floods, It is one of the worst floods hitting this region in history. Around 20 lakh people have been affected in two districts, Sylhet & Sunamganj. The water levels are gradually receding now, but the need for essential relief is severe. People lack access to food, medicine, clean drinking water, and shelter. An outbreak of diarrhea and skin diseases have multiplied in the aftermath of flooding, as more than 12,000 tube wells providing clean water for drinking and toilets have also been damaged. More than 800 educational institutions are also closed.
Our team in Bangladesh is working swiftly and diligently to rescue stranded families and take them to higher grounds. We are procuring emergency relief and aid for immediate relief by distributing prepared food, fresh water, water-purifying tablets, oral saline, and emergency medicine.
DCI’s emergency fund is limited for conditions as severe as this. For this reason, we need your undivided support to continue our relief efforts for those affected. Please contribute what you can during this critical time to help. We are very grateful for any financial support you can offer for this initiative. Please forward this message to your friends and families. I hope we can count on your help.

You can donate securely at our website:

You can also send a check made payable to DCI Emergency Fund to:
DCI Emergency Relief Fund
Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
50 Church Street, 5th Floor, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Thank you very much for your generosity to the children and families in dire need.

With our gratitude,

Dr. Ehsan Hoque, Founder and Honorary Executive Director, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
Dr. Brian M. DeBroff, President, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
Prof. Dr. A. K. Azad Khan, Country Director, DCI-Bangladesh (President, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh DAB)

Some links for your information:

1. Sylhet, Sunamganj: Troubles mount as more areas flooded | The Daily Star
2. (9906) সিলেটে বন্যা পরিস্থিতির উন্নতি নেই; দেখা দিয়েছে রোগবালাই | Sylhet Flood – YouTube
3. (9906) সিলেটে বন্যা পরিস্থিতির অবনতি, সব উপজেলা প্লাবিত | Sylhet Live | Flood situation – YouTube
4. Sylhet flood: Surma-Kushiyara river dikes collapsed in 38 places (
5. (9906) এক মুঠো খাবারও যেন টিকে থাকার ভরসা; ত্রাণ পেতে হুলুস্থুল | Sylhet | Sunamganj | Flood | Relief – YouTube