The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its solidarity with the working class and ordinary people of Bangladesh who are facing the unspeakable disaster of the ongoing floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and their consequences such as the overflowing major rivers and the onrush of water from hills of the country.

      According to the information, floods have at least killed 129 people in 31 districts of the country.  Simultaneously it is estimated that more than 3 million people were affected by the floods, 7.5 million people are at still risk of flooding, and every day thousands of people are added to the long list of affected ones.  Also, the floods caused big damages in houses, public facilities, crops, and private properties.   The catastrophic consequences of the floods are added to the more than 3000 deaths and 234,000 cases of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The poor people and the popular strata are the most exposed in the pandemic and natural disasters.  The heavy rains and floods are very often these months in Bangladesh and the wider region but once again it is proven that the ordinary people have not been adequately and timely protected.

      The international class-oriented trade union movement demands the immediate implementation of all necessary measures for the protection of the people who are still at risk,  the ensuring of food and accommodation to the affected ones and compensation to all they lost their crops, properties and livelihoods.

The Secretariat

Source:

World Federation of Trade Unions

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