21 July, 2020, Rongpur, Bangladesh - Md Nurul Islam, 70, hails from Gobindpur of Haldia union under Shaghata upazila in Gaibandha district. He married off his daughters, while his sons also live away from him and his wife now. He used to own a two-bigha farmland, but the Brahmaputra's erosion damaged all that, rendering it useless. Now all the husband and wife, Tara Banu has is their home. On 4 July a high probability of severe flooding was forecast for mid-July along the Jamuna River in Bangladesh, with one-third of the area's total population likely to be affected. That warning was the trigger for the UN to immediately release $5.2 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help communities urgently prepare and protect themselves. The money went to three participating agencies ? the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to enable them to prepare to distribute cash, livestock feed, storage drums, and hygiene, dignity and health kits.