Food crisis hits Kuripara village

Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila has been submerged in floodwaters for more than a month. Many people left the village to safety but some are staying in their flooded homes to protect remaining possessions. Many of them are surviving by eating jute leaves with plain rice.
  • A woman washing clothes in floodwaters in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila. The area had remained marooned for over a month.

    A woman washing clothes in floodwaters in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila. The area had remained marooned for over a month.

  • Alepa Begum, a resident of Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila, has taken shelter at a small hut next to a barn after her house went under water.

    Alepa Begum, a resident of Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila, has taken shelter at a small hut next to a barn after her house went under water.

  • The floods hit the village over a month ago but Alepa Begum had not received any aid from the authorities. She is also surviving by taking jute leaves with rice.

    The floods hit the village over a month ago but Alepa Begum had not received any aid from the authorities. She is also surviving by taking jute leaves with rice.

  • A woman, who has taken refuge in a boat in Kuripara, prepares jute leaves for cooking as she failed to put anything else on the plate for her children with rice. As the village is submerged in floodwaters, only jute leaves are available here for meals.

    A woman, who has taken refuge in a boat in Kuripara, prepares jute leaves for cooking as she failed to put anything else on the plate for her children with rice. As the village is submerged in floodwaters, only jute leaves are available here for meals.

  • Most of the tube wells have gone under water in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila, triggering a crisis of safe drinking water.

    Most of the tube wells have gone under water in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila, triggering a crisis of safe drinking water.

  • People are suffering from an acute shortage of safe drinking water due to flash floods in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila.

    People are suffering from an acute shortage of safe drinking water due to flash floods in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila.

  • A man collecting drinking water through a makeshift raft as tube wells have are inundated by flash floods in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    A man collecting drinking water through a makeshift raft as tube wells have are inundated by flash floods in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Elderly Jamila Begum has taken shelter in her flooded home in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila.

    Elderly Jamila Begum has taken shelter in her flooded home in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila.

  • An aerial view of a deluged home in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila. All members of the household have move to shelters leaving one to hold on to their remaining possessions.

    An aerial view of a deluged home in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila. All members of the household have move to shelters leaving one to hold on to their remaining possessions.

  • A family have taken shelter in a flooded house in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila, moving their livestock to a ground that stays dry amid flooding in the area.

    A family have taken shelter in a flooded house in Kuripara village in Bogura's Sariakandi Upazila, moving their livestock to a ground that stays dry amid flooding in the area.

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