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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

Priority 1 1.4 million extreme poor

Households within this classification reside in flood affected areas which are already identified by the government.

These areas are identified as the upazilas which are with the highest proportion of people under the lower poverty line, indicating the likely highest level of vulnerability in flood context.

Among the 1.9 million people (356,000 households), 320,000 (64,000 households) were identified as poor.

Priority 2 1.7 million extreme poor

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
report CARE

By Sam Bolitho

CARE has started distributing emergency supplies to survivors of deadly floods that have hit Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

The regional crisis has affected 16 million people and there are growing concerns about food shortages and disease.

“This is the worst flooding in more than 100 years,” CARE’s Country Director in Bangladesh, Zia Choudhury, said.

“Almost 5 million people have been affected so far [in Bangladesh] and the situation is likely to get worse as more areas become inundated.”

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

Description

This flood map is composited by Suomi-NPP/VIIRS data fromAug. 01 to 15, 2017, which reflects the maximal flood extent during this period in Bangladesh, part of India and Nepal. Water fraction means open water percentage in a VIIRS 375-m pixel.

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

SITUATION

• Heavy monsoon rains have caused landslides and floods across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh.

• A third of Bangladesh is under water. The situation is expected to worsen, as swollen rivers carry the flood water from upstream India into the low-lying and densely populated Brahmaputra delta.

• More heavy rain for the region in the coming days is forecasted.

• With many areas still not accessible, the number of people affected is likely to rise further.

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
  • 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

Overview

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

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

North-eastern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh received heavy rainfall during the last few days, which caused wide spread flood claiming 160 human lives and displacing millions of people from their homes. The floods imposed economic hard ships among thousands of farmers due to the destruction of rice crops in the ongoing Kharif season. According to the official’s reports, at least 2.5 million people had been affected, including some 200,000 now staying in 440 relief camps.

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.