An estimated 43 million people have been affected by flooding and landslides across a huge area of India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
1,200 people have died and 43 million people have been hit by the monsoon rains and heavy flooding in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. While some flooding is normal with monsoonal rainfall, for most of the affected communities this level of flooding is unusual and unheard of. Oxfam staff in Bangladesh are reporting that two thirds of the country is under water, and in some areas the flooding is the worst since 1988.
The flooding has cut off thousands of villages, depriving people of food and clean water for days. In Nepal, one region received one month’s worth of rain in just two days.Families have lost their homes and crops, and the number of casualties is likely to continue to increase.
Oxfam is on the ground, reaching the most affected with the emergency help they need to survive.
Oxfam is working with flood-hit communities and local partners, providing more than 186,000 flood-hit people with clean drinking water, food supplies, emergency shelter, hygiene kits, and other essentials. As the crisis continues, we will work to support more people and help them recover.
Read more about our campaign here: https://www.oxfam.ca/emergencies/south-asia-floods