ICRC calls on all parties to the conflict and on international forces in the country to take all feasible measures to spare the civilian population and to facilitate the work of Red Cross personnel.
With more than 10,000 homes destroyed or damaged in the fighting, the Government does not expect to complete the return or permanent relocation of IDPs until mid-2015.
Poor households' access to food is unlikely to increase significantly until July 2015. Increased and well-targeted humanitarian assistance is needed for up to 300,000 people.
More than one million people are affected by floods in Bangladesh, while in Sri Lanka, low rainfall in August has aggravated the drought, which has hit 1.8 million people.