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23 Aug 2017 description
report The Guardian

More than 800 people have been killed and 24 million affected following widespread floods across south Asia.

Severe flooding has devastated communities and destroyed crops in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with NGOs warning of food shortages and the risk of disease.

23 Aug 2017 description

From 11th August onwards, severe floodings took place in Nepal and Bangladesh due to incessant rains. ICCO Cooperation, together with Kerk in Actie and ACT Alliance, helps the victims of the floods.

22 Aug 2017 description

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing emergency food supplies to more than 200,000 people in northwest Bangladesh, about a week after massive floods inundated more than half the country.

WFP, in partnership with local NGOs, is giving micro-nutrient fortified biscuits to people living in four of the worst-affected areas of Dinajpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram and Lalmonirhat.

22 Aug 2017 description
report NIRAPAD

Overview of Flood, August 2017

Rise of water levels in the various rivers in the northern part of the country due to heavy rainfalls as well as water flow from the upstream hills in India have led to the inundation of the river basin areas in the northern parts of Bangladesh.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is providing emergency relief for thousands of people affected by some of the worst flooding in India and Bangladesh in nearly a decade.

Heavy monsoon rains submerged whole districts in India

More than 250 people have died and over 13 million people have been severely affected by heavy monsoon rains and landslides in north-eastern India. Whole districts have been submerged and hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 21, 2017)— Central and southern Bangladesh are bracing for devastation as flood waters that wreaked havoc in the country’s north begin the long journey to the Bay of Bengal.

More than 20 million people have been impacted by the region’s worst flooding in years. The death toll across the three countries stands at almost 700, including more than 440 in India alone.

22 Aug 2017 description

By Raqibul Alam, IFRC

Beauty Beowa, 25, has lost all her livestock but her loved ones have survived record floods in Bangladesh.

Now, Beauty and her two children, aged eight and six, are living in a partially destroyed house. Dubbed one of the worst floods the country has ever seen, the disaster has swamped close to half of Bangladesh.

Around 6.9 million people have been affected in the biggest floods in decades and 117 lives have been lost.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Tearfund


  • 16 million people affected
  • 10,000 homes destroyed and 100 schools closed in Nepal
  • Nearly 3,000 villages underwater in Assam state, India
  • More than 600,000 people forced to flee their homes in Bangladesh
  • Tearfund’s local partners on the ground now

Hundreds of people have been killed and millions left without shelter by extensive flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

22 Aug 2017 description

Heavy monsoon rains have caused landslides and floods affecting more than 16 million people across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh. Hundreds of people have been killed and millions have been displaced from their homes which have been destroyed or damaged. Agricultural lands have been submerged resulting in lost livelihoods for many communities. In all three countries people are facing severe food shortages and disease caused by polluted flood waters.

22 Aug 2017 description

Geneva/Kuala Lumpur, 22 August 2017 — Fears are rising for hundreds of villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

“This is the worst flooding that parts of South Asia have seen in decades. Entire communities have been cut off. The only way to get aid to some of these villages is by boat and many are running out of food,” said Jagan Chapagain, Under Secretary General for Programmes and Operations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

22 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

Flood waters sweeping through Nepal, India, and Bangladesh have affected up to 16 million people, with many people forced from their homes and taking refuge on rooftops or higher ground. In Bangladesh, CARE’s country director Zia Choudhury said:

"The country’s situation is unprecedented, perhaps the worst in over 100 years. Food, safe drinking water and medicine have become critical needs."

22 Aug 2017 description
report Mercy Relief

Mercy Relief, Singapore’s leading independent disaster relief agency is en route to conduct a multi-country relief distribution operation with ground-partners in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where several regions have been deluged by the seasonal monsoon rains.

Representatives of Mercy Relief will be conducting the first phase of disaster response, distributing items such as food, water and hygiene kits to fulfil the urgent needs of the affected communities.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Shahiduzzaman

BHOLA, Bangladesh, Aug 22 2017 (IPS) - Visitors might be confused after arriving in Char Chatkimarai, a tiny island of eight square miles situated in the extreme south of Bangladesh close to the Bay of Bengal. Many might think they have just landed in an amazing part of a big national park of buffalo.

It is an eye-catching sight to say the least. Whichever direction one looks, there are buffalo everywhere, moving together in herds and sometimes playfully running after each other or resting with their bodies submerged in water.

22 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

On 13 August 2017, Honourable Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina approved the second Bangladesh National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN2) 2016-2025. This landmark event coincided with the first meeting of the new National Nutrition Council, chaired by Hon. Hasina herself, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

22 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Millions of people across Bangladesh, India and Nepal have been affected by floods caused by monsoon rains. In Nepal, thousands of families have been forced to flee their homes to escape the floods that have claimed lives, destroyed homes and ruined food stocks. UNICEF is working with the government and partners to get help to those most in need.

By Sunir Pandey

21 Aug 2017 description

A field verification was conducted between August 16 and August 17, covering 47 upazilas in 10 districts as shown in the map. Respondents evaluated the overall impact and observed damages across different sectors. The results are presented in this version.

21 Aug 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 20 Aug 2017): 97,856
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 20 Aug 2016): 102,594

Total arrivals 1 Aug - 20 Aug 2017: 2,647
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 20 Aug 2016: 8,820

Average daily arrivals in August 2017 so far: 132
Average daily arrivals in July 2017: 370

Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 20 Aug): 2,421
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 20 Aug): 3,164
Dead and missing in 2016: 5,096

21 Aug 2017 description

By Ruma Paul and Zarir Husain

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains continue to lash the affected areas.

Seasonal monsoon rains, a lifeline for farmers across South Asia, typically cause loss of life and property every year between July and September, but officials say this year's flooding is the worst in several years.