Bangladesh flood victims struggle to rebuild lives
25 August 2022 | 10:30 am
As yearly floods increase in severity, residents are increasingly struggling to rebuild their homes.
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Rohingyas living in Cox's Bazar are among those evacuated to safe shelters as the powerful storm crosses the eastern Bay of Bengal.
President Zelenskyy said he has visited the flood-hit region of Kherson, as rescue efforts continue following the breach of the Kakhovka dam and says more help is needed.
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