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18 Aug 2017 description
report Plan

Plan International has launched a multi-country response to flooding in the South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal that has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced millions.

Plan International is providing humanitarian relief support to children and families in India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have lost their homes, personal belongings and livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains.

18 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

CARE teams provide relief in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh

Geneva, August 18, 2017. As massive flood waters sweep through the countries of Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, CARE is assisting affected people in all three countries with relief supplies. CARE teams have dispatched food, water, shelter materials, hygiene kits and household supplies to areas where people sought shelter and safety. Overall, approximately 16 million people have been affected across Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Plan

BANGKOK – Global child rights organization Plan International is providing humanitarian relief support to children and families in India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have lost their homes, personal belongings and livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains in the South Asian countries.

18 Aug 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Anjana Pasricha

NEW DELHI — Human rights groups are calling on India to take a lead in addressing the crisis faced by tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar after a senior minister said New Delhi plans to identify and deport those living in the country.

Calling them illegal immigrants and a security threat, junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju said India will send back an estimated 40,000 refugees regardless of the fact that some 16,500 are registered with the United Nations.

18 Aug 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017
  • 0 contributions received
  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Aug 2017 description

Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 18 August 2017 — A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across large areas in South Asia, with more than 16 million people affected by monsoon floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India.

“This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years and urgent action is needed to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by these devastating floods,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director for Asia Pacific, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

17 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin is issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has requested International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to launch disaster relief emergency fund (DREF). BDRCS also accepts direct local and international assistance to provide support to the affected population.

The situation

17 Aug 2017 description

DHAKA – A new study has shown that consuming fortified rice can significantly reduce anaemia and zinc deficiencies among the poorest women in Bangladesh. Conducted by the research centre icddr,b and on behalf of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the study measured the impact of providing rice enriched with micronutrients to women participating in the Government’s Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme.

17 Aug 2017 description
  • The major rivers in the northern and central region of Bangladesh continue to flow above the danger mark in many places, new areas in the central region are inundated.

  • The death toll has increased to 107, with 3.9 million people affected.

  • Initial assessments indicate drinking water, food, and health support are immediate needs. The Humanitarian Country Task Team has called an emergency meeting on 19 August to discuss the situation.

17 Aug 2017 description
report Start Network


As of 17 August, an estimated 20 out of a total 64 districts have been affected by floods. The situation was raised as a concern on 11 August. An estimated 3.5–3.9 million people have been affected. The affected districts span north, northeast, and southeast Bangladesh. As neighbouring upstream countries are also experiencing major flooding, floods are expected to continue.

17 Aug 2017 description
  • 132.8 M required for 2017

  • 31.6 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

  • 101.2 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Aug 2017 description

At a glance

No of affected districts- 24

No of affected sub-district- 106

No of affected unions- 672

No of affected municipality-34

No of death- 54

No of affected families- 832,348

No of Affected Population - 3,917,184

No of house damaged- 531,517

No of temporary shelter opened- 1,392

No of people have taken shelter- 282,479

No of Crops land damaged (Hectare.) -309,542

16 Aug 2017 description
  • Heavy monsoon rains have caused landslides and floods that killed over 200 people in recent days and displaced at least 2 million more across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh.
  • 31 districts (out of the country's 75) have been affected in Nepal, the worst in the past 15 years.
  • A third of Bangladesh is flooded, affecting as many as 3.9 million people in 20 districts. The situation is expected to worsen, as swollen rivers are carrying the flood water from upstream India into the low-lying and densely populated Brahmaputra delta.
16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description

August 16, 2017: An estimated 1.7 million people in 20 districts of Bangladesh have been affected by flooding (1); the second round of monsoon floods to hit the country this year. As of 14 August, 89 people are known to have died, including at least 14 people in the last 24 hours (2).

According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), 1,330 shelters in flood-affected areas are currently sheltering more than 322,000 people.

15 Aug 2017 description

Type of Event: Flood

Location of Event: Bangladesh

Date of Charter Activation: 15 August 2017

Time of Charter Activation: 15:00:00

Time zone of Charter Activation: UTC+09:00

Charter Requestor: UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs | Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Activation ID: 545

Project Management: UNITATR/UNOSAT

Description of the event

Floods in Bangladesh have left 27 people dead and affected more than half a million.

15 Aug 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 4,040,219 Swiss francs (increased from 3,265,766 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 25,000 people over a period of 18 months (extended from nine months).

15 Aug 2017 description

By Gopal Sharma and Ruma Paul

KATHMANDU/DHAKA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 160 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as authorities rushed to rescue those missing or stranded in flooded areas.

In Nepal, the death toll rose to 115 amid more flash floods and landslides, with 38 people missing. Relief workers said 26 of Nepal's 75 districts were either submerged or had been hit by landslides after rain lashed the Himalayan nation.