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.
According to local authorities, at least 21 people have died and 18 were injured after the floods inundated more than 27,000 houses in the provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Binh.
As fresh rain pounds south India, stories are emerging of sudden evacuations and improvised rescues. Heavy rain associated with Cyclone Rovan in November has killed more than 260 and affected 3 million people.
Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. The 2015 World Disasters Report examines the challenges they face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.