Flooding In Bangladesh, India, and Nepal

One of the worst humanitarian crisis in decades is unfolding in Bangladesh, parts of India and Nepal, as floods claim the lives of over 1200 and left homeless more than 1.6 million. 17 million others have been affected by the floods. More than half of Bangladesh is flooded, with an average depth of 4 feet of water. People are clinging to any piece of dry land they can find. This is the middle of the monsoon season in this part of Asia, which typically starts in July and ends in October. Clean water, sanitation, food, and shelter are grave concerns as the rains continue. Although flooding occurs yearly during the monsoon season, it hasn’t occurred on this scale in decades.


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