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.
Severe flooding due to monsoon rains and rain waters from the Indian states in the north of Bangladesh inundated 22 of the 64 districts by August 15, 2017. According to National Health Crises Management Centre’s control room; death toll has risen to 89 and approximately 1.7 million people have been affected by this flooding. About 121,170 hectares of cultivated land have been severely affected. Around 1031 primary schools are closed. Flood-affected households have taken shelters on higher grounds, some are marooned and disconnected due to this flooding.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.”
NANNING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Downpours have killed 10 people in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, authorities said Friday.
Heavy rain has lashed 23 counties since last Saturday, and more than 190,000 people have suffered losses, according to the regional department of civil affairs.
So far, 11,100 people have been evacuated.
A total of 7,800 hectares of crops have been damaged, and 305 houses have collapsed, resulting in a direct economic loss of 574 million yuan (86 million U.S. dollars), according to the department.
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
20 August 2017
At 11:00 AM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) East of Batanes has developed into a tropical depression and was named "ISANG".
At 5:00 PM, TD "ISANG" has maintained its strength while traversing the Philippine Sea.
At 11:00 PM, "ISANG" has intensified into a Tropical Storm and is now miving in a west ward direction.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TWCS) No. 1 is still raised over the Batanes Group of Islands and Babuyan Group of Islands.
Multi-billion-baht projects on water management and transport will be tabled to the mobile cabinet meeting which will kick off Monday in Nakhon Ratchasima.
Somkiat Prajamwong, deputy director-general of the Royal Irrigation Department (RID), said Sunday his agency has prepared a plan to tackle flooding and drought in the Northeast, including the Chi-Mun River basin areas as well as provinces next to the Mekong River. It will be proposed to the cabinet Tuesday, he said.
The cabinet meeting will be held at Suranaree University of Technology.
"Isang" has maintained its strength while traversing the Philippine Sea.
Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to occasionally heavy rains within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Expected to intensify into a Tropical Storm within the next 24 to 36 hours.
Closest to Batanes group of islands tomorrow (August 21) late evening or Tuesday (August 22) early morning.
Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Sever Weather Bulletin
BANGKOK, 20TH August 2017 (NNT) - While the flood situation in some provinces has eased, a number of areas remain submerged.
Governor of Chiang Rai Province, Mr. Narongsak Osottanakorn, has led a group of officials and military officers from various units in a rehabilitation project for the Sai Lom Joy Market in Mae Sai District after water had receded considerably.
It is expected that the situation will completely return to normal unless more rain comes in the next few days.
BANGKOK,18 August 2017 (NNT) - The Director General of the Department of Mental Health has advised people in flood-prone areas to brace for floods in a reserved and calm mental state.
During 29 July to 17 August 2017, the Mental Health Department has assessed mental health of over 5,000 people in Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Kalasin and Roi Et. There were 231 people who have been diagnosed as under severe stress and need to be closely monitored.
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.
Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall is reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts scattered thunderstorm / rain over Rawalpindi & Gujranwala Divisions alongwith Kashmir. Isolated thunderstorm / rain over Gilgit Baltistan, Malakand, Hazara & Lahore Divisions alongwith Southeast Sindh. Details at Annex B
1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)
560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July
275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Guddu & Kotri is at Low Flood Level. Details at Annex A.
Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. No significant rainfall reported in last 24 hours. PMD forecast for next 24 hours predicts mainly dry weather over most parts of the Country. However, isolated thunderstorm / rain over Lahore & Gujranwala Division alongwith Kashmir. Details at Annex B.
CHIANG RAI: The Mae Sai River burst its banks and swamped the border shopping area and roads in Mae Sai district yesterday morning.
Overnight heavy rain caused the river to overflow in the border area between Mae Sai district and Tachilek in Myanmar.
This is the final DROMIC Report on the Flash Flood Incident in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Province. All DROMIC reports may be downloaded and shared by visiting: http://dromic.dswd.gov.ph/category/situation-reports/
Status of Internally Displaced Families / Persons In total, 2,928 families or 15,471 persons were affected by the Flash Flood Incident in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Province.
Status of Damaged Houses
On 27 July 2017, a flood incident affected the City of Malabon and Valenzuela due to the Southwest Monsoon. The said weather disturbance continues to bring about heavy rains in Metro Manila and other areas of the country such as Regions I, CAR, III, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA.
Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Weather Forecast
1) Status of Affected Families / Persons
To date, there are 4,558 families or 19,553 persons affected in 184 barangays in Regions NCR, I, CAR, III, and CALABARZON (see Table 1).
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.