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1

How much rice was destroyed

500,000 tons that would have been exported

2

Problem with sanitation

Access to drinking water & sanitation was diminished- thousands of wells & latrines affected

3

Number exposed to dirty water in Dhaka

5 million

4

Infrastructure that was damaged (7)

Roads, bridges, railways, embankments, irrigation systems, schools, hospitals ($7 billion)

5

Impact on textile industry (4)

Many factories running under capacity- lot of money lost
Factories employed directly 2 million
Garments account for 80% of export earnings
Floods cost garment sector approx $3million a day

6

Impact on retail sector in Dhaka

Shops badly damaged- $7 million

7

Combined losses to assets and output

$2.3 billion or 3.9% GDP

8

How many people affected

36 million or 25% of population

9

Why were poor worst affected (5)

1. Least able to withstand impacts
2. Cheap farm land near river
3. Landless labourers lost jobs with no compensation
4. Slums are in poorly drained areas with unstable buildings
5. Factories shut down --> poor workers with no job or income

10

How much of country underwater

approx 50-60% with 800,000 hectares of farmland

11

How many deaths

800+ by mid-September

12

Main causes of death

600+ from drowning, snake bites and waterborne diseases

13

How many people got diarrhoea in the capital

100,000