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Rivers are now receding in the north and north-east, but at least 40% of the capital, Dhaka, remains flooded.
The disaster response experts are in Bangladesh to assess what is needed.
Bangladesh's government has estimated the damage to roads, bridges, schools and hospitals at $7bn. At least 30m people remain homeless or stranded.
The UN is preparing to appeal to member countries for more money to help distribute food and medicine and to rebuild infrastructure once the waters subside.
Aid agencies working here say the country has sufficient emergency supplies of food, but the difficulty is getting it to areas cut off by the flooding.
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