South Asia floods

Heavy monsoon rains have caused massive flooding in the Riverine region of South Asia, causing devastation in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The IFRC has launched appeals to help support those affected by this disaster.

Floods caused by heavy monsoon rains have devastated parts of Bangladesh, India and Nepal. In Bangladesh, the floods – the fourth significant floods this year – have affected over 7.4 million people, while in Nepal landslides have killed over 100 people and damaged 62,000 homes.

In response the IFRC – working with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the Nepal Red Cross – have launched appeals to support almost 200,000 vulnerable people with immediate relief and long-term help in water and sanitation, health and shelter.

62,500

People receiving support in water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.

43,000

People receiving shelter and repair assistance.

65,000

People will receive non-food items such as blankets, utilities and buckets.

60,000

People will supported on cash transfer programmes.

Appeals

Press releases on the crises

 

Mapping the crisis

Bangladesh

  • 32 districts flooded
  • 132 people reported dead
  • 297,254 people displaced
  • 7.4 million affected

IFRC Appeal: 4,712,033 Swiss francs to support 100,000 with immediate humanitarian relief.

Nepal

  • 31 districts flooded
  • 128 people reported dead
  • 438,060 people displaced
  • 1.5 million affected

IFRC appeal: 3,531,819 Swiss francs to support 81,000 people in desperate need.