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An appeal has been launched in Newbury as millions are displaced by the recent floods in Bangladesh.

As floods sweep the country, people are losing their homes, schools and loved ones.

A live fundraiser will take place at Newbury Mosque tomorrow (Friday) at around noon and next Friday, July 1.

The flooding in Bangladesh. Picture: Lucky Nizami
The flooding in Bangladesh. Picture: Lucky Nizami

The fundraiser has been organised by the Bangladesh Welfare Centre in Newbury.

Chairman Lucky Nizami is originally from one of the affected areas in Bangladesh, Sylhet and said he wants to do everything he can to raise awareness and help those in need.

He said: “The water is rising and if you’ve seen it on TV you can see that water has come through people's homes.”

The flooding in Bangladesh. Picture: Lucky Nizami
The flooding in Bangladesh. Picture: Lucky Nizami

He added: “They are already homeless, they’ve lost everything. They have been totally swept out by the floods.

“It took them by surprise. There’s a lot of young children, little ones that have gone missing or have drowned. We need to help as much as we can.”

Mr Nizami said: "On Friday we have prayers where a number of people will come in and donate.

"Normally people donate after the prayers. We are continuing until next Friday."

Donations can also be made online on its JustGiving page.



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