Monsoon rains started in late July but have already created chaos in different parts of Pakistan. DCA has pledged half a million DKK
Monsoon rains and flood continues to create havoc in different parts of the flood-affected areas leaving thousands of families affected, large number of houses destroyed, thousands of acres of ready to harvest crops and fruits orchards have been damaged, link roads and bridges destroyed.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued high alert in the wake of expected widespread heavy rain and flood.
83.000 US dollars are on their way to the victims in the Badahkshan province in Afghanistan, who were hit by a mudslide last week. The money will provide relief in terms of food, medical assistance and shelter to the affected families.
09.05.2014 by Lisbeth Svalgaard
2,500 people were buried alive, when the mud came sliding down and covered the village rapidly. Neighbors rushing to help were caught in the mud as well. Around 4,000 thousand people are now displaced.
Rain is already falling in South Sudan, and that is far earlier than usual. They rainy season causes major problems for the population, who is already struggling with the consequences of a broken ceasefire.
Usually, the rainy season begins in the summer, but this year the first heavy rainfalls have already hit South Sudan. Large amounts of rainwater in a short period is catastrophic for the war-torn country, where five million people need help.
Several provinces in the northern part of Sri Lanka are under water. DanChurchAid is prepared to provide food, mosquito nets and blankets to the many in need.
It has rained more than usual in the northern part of Sri Lanka since before Christmas. The rain has caused the rivers to go over their banks and created big landslides.
More than 350.000 people are affected by the situation and 3.000 are living in evacuation centres.
The Tamils suffer most
DCA Humanitarian programme Officer, Aditi Ghosh, is just back from the field visit in flood affected areas of Assam with this report.
The DCA Humanitarian programme Officer, Aditi Ghosh, is just back from a field visit in flood affected areas of Assam, and she explains the flood situation in Assam to be still grim.
In India, people beneath the traditional caste system, the Dalits, are particularly badly affected by natural disasters. This summer's monsoon flooding in India is no exception. But with disaster preparedness, disaster-proof housing and not least strong women self-help groups, things can improve.
Every year, the monsoon's cascades of rain create heavy flooding, destroy clay houses in villages, transform rice fields to mud baths and leave millions of poor Indians in a vulnerable situation.