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.
In this piece by the international development secretary, she says in giving £5m to the flood response, Britain is at the forefront of helping a nation in need
As the number of people fleeing across the border passes the million mark, Jason Burke meets the strangers forging family units to replace those splintered by war
This, then, is a family. There is 23-year-old Gloria Keoji, the only adult, and six children. The oldest is 17, the youngest three months. There are five girls and a boy. The ties that bind them are made more of blood spilt than blood shared but, they insist, they are a family nonetheless.
Hundreds feared dead, thousands still missing and many more left homeless after mud engulfs houses near the capital, Freetown
Sierra Leone’s president has appealed for urgent help to support the thousands of people affected by a devastating mudslide on the outskirts of the country’s capital.
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The hunt for survivors of a devastating mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital has continued, with 270 bodies recovered so far, according to the mayor of Freetown.
A mass burial will be held later today to free up space in the city’s central morgue, which has been overwhelmed with bodies.
A national emergency has been called after the city suffered heavy flooding, thought to be the worst in Africa over the past two decades. The country’s interior minister, Paolo Conteh, warned that thousands of people were still missing.