The low-lying landscape makes Bangladesh a flood-prone country. The heavy monsoon remains the major cause of flooding in the country.
The areas close to the coasts of Bangladesh and adjacent to Bay of Bengal are the most vulnerable to floods.
People in the flood-prone areas of the country suffer seriously. During the floods, their livelihood comes to standstill. Hunger, diseases, deaths rattle people in the these areas. People also suffer from the scarcity of drinking water during floods.
Most of the population in the flood-prone areas of Bangladesh lives on agriculture and poultry. People in these areas lose their farmland crops and domestic animals – the major sources of income in these areas – to the flood water. This adds more sufferings to their already vulnerable condition, as their sources of income wears out and their daily necessities are rarely met.