A United Nations agency says Bangladesh faces a humanitarian catastrophe from recent floods that have already killed hundreds and caused $7 billion in damage.
Sheila Sisulu of the World Food Program says only about one quarter of the $74 million in required relief aid has been received from donor countries. She says the shortfall could mean catastrophe for more than 5 million flood-affected people.
The United Nations also says without intervention, one million children in Bangladesh face malnutrition in six to eight weeks.
Low-lying Bangladesh is annually inundated by monsoon rains, but this year's flooding has been the worst in at least six years.