An estimated 30 million people have been affected by flooding in India. At the height of the emergency, 1.1 million people were hosted in 3,271 camps. People have begun to return home as water levels are dropping.
The funds will go towards immediate humanitarian assistance comprising health, WASH, food security, nutrition, shelter, livelihood, protection, education and early recovery support for the coming six months.
A woman affected by the floods wade through the waist-deep water in search of clean water. The floods have affected large parts of the country, submerging water sources and making it difficult for communities to find safe drinking water. Bangladesh 2017
@ Aminul Shawon/Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
Red Cross and Red Crescent operations appeal for support to meet growing needs as fears rise for villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
As water moves downstream from India and Nepal, more districts are expected to be flooded in the coming days, with food, water, medicine and special care for pregnant and lactating women urgently needed.
The Family Planning Summit, convened in London on 11 July 2017, presents a critical opportunity to accelerate efforts to deliver family planning to women and girls globally— including those affected by humanitarian crises.