Most of the crop lands have been submerged for at least 5-7 days causing damage to crops, houses, and infrastructures. People have lost their stored foods as stocks have been washed away during the floods.
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.
UNICEF is responding to 1.5 million flood affected people by providing water purification tablets, hygiene kits, jerry cans and bleaching powder. UNICEF is also assisting Rohingya children and their families in Cox’s Bazar.
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.