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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
report Tearfund

AT A GLANCE

  • 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
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 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

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 19 to 21 August 2017.

Highlights

• Initial Rapid Assessments (IRA) have been completed in 24 districts.

• A total of 1.7 million people are reported to be affected, of whom nearly 461,000 people (91,400 families) have been displaced from their homes.

• Communities in Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya, Mahottari, Dhanusa and Saptari districts remain inaccessible by road.

21 Aug 2017 description

NEPAL

As of 18 August, 301,500 families had been affected and 44,683 displaced by flooding in 35 districts.
At least 9,850 houses have been destroyed and 383 schools are being used as temporary shelters. Crops worth tens of millions of dollars have been destroyed and over 500 industries have shut down. Search and rescue operations have completed, and the Government and Cluster partners are providing assistance including food,
NFIs, hygiene kits, WASH supplies and education materials. A total of US$11.3 million has been committed to the flood response.

21 Aug 2017 description

When the murky brown waters of the swollen river Singiehi battered her southern Nepal house to pieces, Amita Devi managed to save her five children and her identity card. But that was it.

“Everything else was swept away,” she says as she stands by the remains of the structure.

Like many of the 800,000 people displaced from their homes in Nepal by the flooding, the family were forced to flee to temporary shelter. Record floods have affected more than 20 million people in neighbouring India and in Bangladesh.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact
Erin Taylor 267.250.8829 (M)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 18, 2017)— Almost 20 million people are affected by flooding that’s inundated large swathes of Bangladesh, Nepal and India following heavy monsoon rains – with over 10 million reportedly now affected in India’s Bihar state alone.

21 Aug 2017 description

Background:

  • Northern districts of West Bengal are under flood. As of now flood water is increasing in Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur and Part of Malda District.

  • Cause of Floods in the Jalpaiguri, Alipur Duar and Cooch Behar districts is due to the excessive rainfall in the catchment areas of the Torsa and Raidak-I&II between 9th to 14th August.

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.

16 Aug 2017 description

Governments have recently affirmed the right and commitment to quality and inclusive Education for All in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. What must be done to ensure that their promises don't ring hollow? This is a particularly pressing question in countries of the Global South where, today, over 18 million international migrants under the age of 20 live. Neither the call for inclusive education nor its application to migrant and youth populations is new.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Terre des hommes

1. At a Glance

“We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.” Ban Ki-moon Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

10 Aug 2017 description

By Umberto Bacchi

LONDON, Aug 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Union recorded the largest increase in slavery of any world region in 2017, with the arrival of more than 100,000 migrants, many of them extremely vulnerable to exploitation, analysts said on Thursday.

The risk of slave labour in farming, construction and other sectors rose across the region, with 20 of the EU's 28 member states scoring worse than in 2016 in an annual global slavery index by British analytics company Verisk Maplecroft.

09 Aug 2017 description

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit; includes emergency nutrition response in Somalia

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.04 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in July.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through Development and Peace, is responding to the crisis in Somalia.

01 Aug 2017 description

June 2017 | Volume 5 | Issue 2

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reducing Sepsis Deaths in Newborns Through Home Visitation and Active Case Detection: Is it Realistic?

  • The Importance of Mental Well-Being for Health Professionals During Complex Emergencies: It Is Time We Take It Seriously

  • Improving Adherence to Essential Birth Practices Using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist With Peer Coaching: Experience From 60 Public Health Facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India

01 Aug 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 30 June 2017, there were 1262 people in immigration detention facilities, including 981 in immigration detention on the mainland and 281 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 553 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 22,143 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.