No eid for the flood affected peoples

flood affected peoples in Bangladesh
Eid means joy, Eid means happiness. Eid is the main religious festival of Muslims. Eid comes with a lot of joy every year. But just as the entire Muslim Ummah is getting ready to enjoy the joy of Eid, terrible floods have occurred in some parts of the country. The floor affected people of these areas are spending their days in water captivity.

Bangladesh is a riverine country. It is one of the largest deltas in the world which is highly vulnerable to Natural Disasters because of its Geographical location.This riverine country has to face all the terrible natural calamities every year- Floods, flash floods and cyclones are followed by one disaster after another.

Specially during the monsoon season, severe floods occurred in different parts of the country. Similarly this year a severe floods have also occurred in the north, northeast and central parts of the country.

So far, about 3 million people in 21 districts of the country have been affected by the floods. Many people are being infected with various water borne diseases in the state of waterlogging. Besides, many deaths have been reported due to snake bites.

Md Ishtiak Hossain Shoaib

Besides, with the increase of flood waters, the current of the river is increasing. This has caused erosion panic among the people on the banks of the river. Last year, river erosion caused a lot of damage to the riverside districts. Moreover there is an outbreak of COVID-19 or corona virus.

The number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Bangladesh has exceeded two lakh. The global economy has collapsed due to COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the work of ordinary people in the districts has stopped, many of them are unemployed. Besides, most of the people have jobs but do not have much income.

In addition, there is a shortage of clean water and food in the flood-hit areas. Farmers' crop lands, fish farms, etc. have been destroyed by the flood. Many have taken the initiative to cooperate for them from the stage.

The flood situation is not likely to be fixed before Eid. As a result, the people of these areas have to spend Eid in water  captivity. In such a situation, even though the Muslim Ummah all over the world celebrates Eid, there is no Eid for the common people of floor affected areas. 

Md. Ishtiak Hossain Shoaib 
Student, Department of International Relations
University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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