An estimated 60,000 women are pregnant in the flood-affected regions of nine northeastern districts, including Sylhet and Sunamganj. UNFPA Representative Kristine Blokhus disclosed the estimates at a press briefing arranged after a UN Joint Mission visited the flood-affected areas of Sylhet and Sunamganj on Saturday. During the recent floods, 177 women delivered children and these women need special care and treatment, she said. Speakers at the press briefing stressed the need for immediate and concerted relief and rehabilitation operations in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts, devastated by the recent floods. Such floods were not experienced in the last 122 years, they said, adding that women and children are the worst sufferers.
Source: Dhaka Tribune July 03, 2022 06:16 UTC