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A million in acute distress in Bangladesh

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Louhajang river in the district of Tangail.

Over one million people are in acute need of help after the cyclone in Bangladesh. Aid organizations warn of a humanitarian crisis if fresh drinking water isn't soon provided to the villages affected by the floods, reports Hufvudstadsbladet.

- All sources of clean drinking water have been destroyed, states Sumann Ahsanul Islam, spokesman for the American organization Care.

Day by day the situation is getting worse. Those who lost their homes must live in schools and mosques.

The storm Aila came up over Bangladesh and India at the beginning of the week. At least 237 people died.

Bangladesh is one of the world's poorest and most densely populated countries.

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